"Who was ED IVER?
In the sixties, every skier wanted to buy a ski patch
or pin of every ski area he had skied. The Red
River ski area had a very nice patch, which we would
have like to sell in the Alpine Ski Shop. The ski
area however did not let us. So we had to design our
own. So a triangle was designed, with a skier coming
down on the tail of a BIG "R", to start the words
Red and River. However, the public did not seem to
connect the big R with the follow-up "ed" and "iver"
and kept asking, who is Ed Iver? We eventually came
up with a big story. that Ed was an old miner who got
killed in an avalanche.
One summer the Forest Service removed a scenic sign at
the entrance to Red River's west side, for re-painting,
but never put it back up again. So we used the old sign post
to erect a giant Ed Iver sign and story. It got attention alright!
Historic Gold Mining and Ski Town
Here-as the sad Ballad sings-
handsome ED IVER skied to
his early grave on HI-Noon July 4, 1868
-on Dipsy Doodle the roaring avalanche
"Gillso" took Ed's last and dear breath"
Archived by Red River Dreams.
One 12x18 print for framing.
On matte paper delivered by Walmart Photo.