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Old 09-15-2021, 08:30 PM   #1
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With the recent name changing of the 1960 Olympic venue Squaw Valley. I learned about Penny Pitou A local resident of Gilford and business owner in Laconia. She won 2 silver medals in that Olympics 1 DH and 1 GS. Sounds like she is an extraordinary individual.
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Old 09-16-2021, 04:47 AM   #2
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If I remember correctly she owned Kimball Castle for a while too.
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Old 09-16-2021, 07:31 AM   #3
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And a travel agency https://www.pennypitoutravel.com

She and Milo Pike were our neighbors when when we lived in Gilford.
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She was the first US woman to medal in Olympic Alpine skiing.
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She was the first US woman to medal in Olympic Alpine skiing.
You must be referring to first to medal in Downhill.
Andrea Mead Lawrence coming from one of our smaller local mtns here in Vermont medaled twice in Oslo 1952. GS & SL
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Old 09-17-2021, 06:23 PM   #6
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Hall of Fame link
https://skihall.com/hall-of-famers/penny-pitou/
Wikipedia link
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Pitou

I occasionally see Penny hiking around the Belknap County range and at Gunstock both fall and winter. She is also an excellent tennis player!
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