Snow Shoes in Red, White and Blue
Okay, so these great old fashioned snow shoes aren't actually red, white and blue, but they were made in the USA.
Iverson Snowshoes started in Michigan in 1956 with Clarence Iverson, who crafted bentwood and rawhide snow-shoes in his garage workshop, and they make a great gift!
See a timeline of Iverson Snowshoes below (courtesy of Country Living magazine):
1959 Iverson introduces moisture-resistant neoprene lacing as a low-maintenance alternative to the original varnished rawhide.
1971 L.L. Bean starts carrying the snowshoes; 39 years later, the outfitter continues to offer Iverson's best-selling Green Mountain design.
1982 Clarence Iverson passes away, and his widow sells the brand a year later.
2010 Now owned by Shingleton natives Bob and Linda Graves, Iverson Snowshoes adds a high-performance racing model, constructed with white ash from Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Today, Iverson Snowshoes manufactures 11 styles and sell their product at approximately 160 sporting-goods stores across the country.
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