A fresh snow blankets the slopes of Mount Hood in the Cascades as a snowplow pushes through.
But that is no obstacle to American ingenuity.
The Skiway, a carriage on high wires, wisps the adventurous skiers to the peak, dropping them off at Timberline Lodge built in 1937.
Meanwhile at the Cypress Gardens Raceway in Florida, a steeplechase with 13 foot motorboats is underway. Watch fast boats make nimble jumps behind one another’s’ wakes.
Dodging sandbars and rotted stumps at such high speeds seems dangerous, indeed, even for the 1950’s.