Friday, January 29, 2010

Gus Arriola, 1960

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

Friday, January 22, 2010

Fort Ord training, 1959

60mm mortar training at Fort Ord, circa 1959.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Boy Scouts, 1908

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.