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Historian to revisit 10th Mountain Division on March 21

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Next week, the Tread of Pioneers Museum will offer a lively, fast-paced visual history of the 10th Mountain Division — America’s only division specially trained for mountain and winter warfare.

The presentation will cover the division’s rugged training in Colorado’s high country, its late wartime deployment in Italy and their contributions to the winter sports industry after the war.

“Skiing Off to War with the 10th Mountain Division” with Flint Whitlock will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, March 21, at Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill Lodge, 845 Howelsen Parkway.

The son of a 10th Mountain Division veteran, Whitlock is an award-winning military historian and the author of 15 books, including 11 that focus on World War II. His first book was “Soldiers on Skis: A Pictorial Memoir of the 10th Mountain Division,” and it will be the topic of his talk.

The presentation is free. Masks will be required.

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