Friday, January 29, 2010
Cartoonist Gus Arriola, whose long-running "Gordo" was one of the first syndicated comic strips to celebrate Hispanic culture. Arriola, who was born in Arizona but of Mexican-American descent, started drawing "Gordo" in 1941. His strip about a bean farmer-turned-tour guide who taught Americans about life south of the border ran for 44 years in as many as 270 newspapers. He retired in 1995
Posted by Vern Fisher at 10:08 AM
Friday, January 22, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
The Boy Scouts of America celebrates their 100th anniversary on Feb. 10, 2010. This photograph shows Boy Scot troop 90 drawn up in formation in front of the Custom House Plaza in 1908. Troop 90 lays claim to being the oldest chartered Boy Scout troop in America west of the Mississippi, and possibly the United States.
Posted by Vern Fisher at 12:06 PM