[Ads-l] Antedating of "Cross Country Skiing"

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Sun Jan 23 09:53:14 EST 2022

On 1/23/22 00:00, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> Date:    Sun, 23 Jan 2022 02:25:24 +0000
> From:    "Shapiro, Fred"<fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
> Subject: Antedating of "Cross Country Skiing"
> cross-country skiing (OED 1938)
> 1914 Ottawa Citizen 24 Jan. 14/8

This one piques my interest as it relates to the history of skiing, 
specifically in the differentiation between nordic/alpine, 
cross-county/downhill. It's my understanding that there wasn't any real 
differentiation until the development of mechanized tows/pulls/lifts. 
This is a bit earlier than the period that I know of that happening.

Fred, do you have a key word in context snippet for this instance?

---Amy West

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