First newspaper article mentioning John Leck's horseless carriage published on September 23, 1898. This photograph was published on March 2, 1919. Part of 1919 newspaper article attached to negative it states "Probably Californ..[text cut off] Oldest. This home-made contraption used to scare people to death in S.. [text cut off] was built by a man named John Leck, who still lives in Sa..[text cut off] at the scandalous speed of five miles an hour.
Roy W. Howard in jacket and tie. Roy Howard was a journalist, editor, and eventually became co-director of Scripps-Howard newspapers. He wrote a letter to President Roosevelt on August 26, 1935, asking the President to clarify certain aspects of New Deal policies. This letter was published in the Los Angeles Times on September 7, 1935.
Possibly related to Los Angeles Times article, December 15, 1920, Murder of Mrs. Sudow Believed Revenge Job. …Two witnesses have been found. … Richard Fleming, carpenter … stated yesterday he feels sure he saw [Harold Weller] on the night of the 7th inst. …
Walter P. Story, in uniform, being awarded Order of the Crown of Italy, with Italian officer pinning medal, with four National Guard soldiers standing in a row behind holding two flags (one American), with wall in background, photographed at night
A. E. Boynton was born in Oroville, California, and was educated at Oroville Union High School and University of Michigan. He was an attorney at law. He served as a member of the first Board of Trustees of city of Oroville; was elected State Senator from Sixth District November 6, 1906; reelected November 8, 1910, having received Republican, Democratic and Socialist nominations. He was President pro tem. of Senate, thirty-ninth session.
Olympic gold medalist in the 100-meter and 200-meter races, Charlie Paddock, stands next to A.A.U Chief Robert Weaver, presumably after a race. From 1921 until 1956, Charles Paddock held the world record for the 100-meter dash, making him the "fastest man alive" for thirteen years after his death.
James P. Watson had married between 16-22 women, 7 of which he confessed to killing. He was caught when his last wife, Kathryn Wombacher became suspicious of his activities and hired a private investigator. The investigator uncovered Watson’s scheme of placing personal ads in newspapers under different alias in attempts to marry women and gain their property. Once under arrest Watson confessed to multiple murders of previous wives and led police to the grave of his last victim, Nina Lee DeLaney. He was sentenced to life for the murder of DeLaney. In 1939 he died of pneumonia in San Quentin prison