BY KAREN BOSSICK
Sun Valley Resort opened in December 1936 as a luxury oasis in the Idaho wilderness.
Built for $1.5 million, it lured Wall Street barons, Hollywood stars and Chicago socialites to a remote area that had previously been home to Shoshone-Bannock, miners and harsh herders and a few herders.
Newcomers found an ultra-modern lodge with New York amenities and a ski school with Austrian instructors that provided a European vibe.
Learn about the history of America’s first ski resort on Thursday night when Ketchum author John Lundin presents “Early Sun Valley: Union Pacific, Averell Harriman and Alf Engen.”
The program begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 17 at the Ketchum Community Library. Attendees can attend in person by making reservations at https://thecommunitylibrary.libcal.com/event/8904482
Chapter One Bookstore will be selling copies of Lundin’s book, “Skiing Sun Valley: A History from Union Pacific to the Holdings” for an on-site book signing.
The presentation will also be streamed on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/678914098
TALE WORKSHOP IN HAILEY
Budding storytellers are invited to join local author Tony Tekaroniake Evans in an in-person storytelling workshop from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. To enter, RSVP to [email protected]
The Living Stories workshop is the second in an occasional series on creating personal stories.