Family Photo

108 years ago on the site of

Iceboat on Pelican Lake 1904

108 years ago on the site of the 2012 Western Challenge!

Photo of Anders and Joseph Balgaard and friends in 1904.

Anders grandson Harlan Balgaard is farming the land around the landing and was a gracious neighbor.

John Bushey


That is very cool! I was just thinking this last weekend what a special place that area is. I had always suspected we didn't start the Western Challenge, for over 100 years iceboater have been gathering at these lakes.