Here's March, 1906.
And a nice list of the advertisers. I should check and see if any of these businesses are still around today. Looks like the most common advertisers were Gents' Furnishers and Barber Shops.
I found this interesting - what a nice description of a suit in 1906. And $10.00 to $25.00! I'm sure that was a fair amount of money in those days but sure seems like a bargain now. I'm glad Kutner, Goldstein Co. never saw the attire of the 21st century - I'm sure they would be appalled at the clothes kids wear today.
And on to May, 1906 with the same owl sitting on the fence.
This was fun to see the results of the annual field meet. I wish I knew the first name of Martin, who placed second in the 100 yard dash, as my mother's maiden name was Martin and her family was also in Fresno. Pretty common name, though.
And a couple of fun advertisements. This one sure catches your eye!
Glad to know there was lots of new "dope" at the San Joaquin Drug Co.
And finally, November, 1906. No owl this time.
Of course I have a special interest in the Tennis team since my grandfather, Sig Levy, played tennis and was captain of the team in 1905. But no mention of him here.
Oh no! Another reference to "dope"! Hope they were successful with their cup chasing.
I like how they listed each officer of the First National Bank. Again, no recognizable names but I'm sure my great grandfather, Herman Levy, knew at least one of these gents.
This isn't all that memorable from a Fresno standpoint. But, my grandmother, Mildred Loraine Gunzendorfer, grew up in Monterey and then moved to Oakland for a few years and graduated from Heald's College. She wrote a lot about her studies and work in her correspondence with my grandfather during their courtship.
Wanna buy some skates? I'd love to know what made these "the good kind".
I've heard about the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. I wonder how The Hughes Hotel compared. I did a quick search and found that at the time of completion (1887), it was the largest hotel between San Francisco and Los Angeles. It was the first building in Fresno to have an elevator and the first Fresno hotel to have electric lights, a telephone in each room, and a neon sign in front. Pretty swanky! It was destroyed by an arson fire in 1953.
|The Hughes Hotel|
courtesy of San Joaquin Valley Library System
This is sad. I'm sure most, if not all, of us experienced some sort of tragedy with a classmate during our high school years. I remember for me, it was a horrible car accident which took the life of a friend and critically injured his girlfriend. It's something we never forget.
Sounds like Henry Walter Tupper was a well liked boy in Fresno. I haven't seen any pictures of Henry but I did find his brother, Tullius, in the June, 1905 Fresno High School Owl.
On to the next edition of The Owl.