February 3, 2008
The Steamboat Ski Band makes its way down Lincoln Avenue in 1957. By this point, the band is no longer tied together and pulled down the street by a truck, as it was in its beginning years.
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In the 95 years since Carl Howelsen hosted the first "Midwinter Sports Carnival" in Steamboat Springs, the event has captured a community's imagination and daredevil spirit with horse-drawn skiers, record-breaking jumps, parades and shovel rides down Lincoln Avenue, and lots of pyrotechnics.