Interesting to see that both Sig and his brother, Herb, attended the convention together. The two had a falling out later in life and by the time this story ran in the paper, I’m quite sure they didn’t speak to each other.
I’m not sure that Sig ever lived in Oakland but this could be a clue. He graduated from Fresno High School in March, 1906 and in 1907 was working for the Fresno Republican so this must have originally been somewhere in between there. So if that’s the case, this article would have been from 1946-1947.
I wish I knew the date on this. But I’m guessing it was in the late 1940’s to early 1950’s. I knew Sig played tennis as he talked about it in the letters he wrote to my grandmother. Plus, I have a few of his tennis rackets and even have this wonderful photo of him.
Times (and tennis clothes) sure have changed!
Once again, Sig was promoting Raisin Day!
Oh look at that – a memory of Sig visiting the James Jeffries training camp. I wrote about that HERE. The paragraph above is interesting – a walking stick made from an oak rafter which was in the log cabin where Mark Twain was born. Which reminds me of my childhood friend, Mary, who was told that Mark Twain was her 6th cousin. And since Mary and I were blood sisters (remember doing that?), that would make Mark Twain my 6th blood cousin.
More tennis events!
Looks like Sig was the editor of the Fresno High School Owl in 1906.
I’m not exactly sure what an “advertising cut” is but this might need some further research. A copyright? And who was E.A. Berg?
And a few miscellaneous articles.
Sig didn’t limit himself to just Fresno – he promoted Madera, as well. And he had something to do with the first delivery of air mail in the nation between Fresno and Madera in 1912.
He even wrote to the Editor of the Madera Daily News in 1949. That’s one way to get your name in the newspaper!