Learn about Sports in the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's through a Grandparent's memories.


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Robert (b. 1924) Wrestling in the 1930's

"At age 13 in San Francisco, I made spare money by selling programs at professional wrestling matches.  When it was time for the matches to begin, I'd ask a patron if I could enter with him since any kid with an adult could get in free.  Once in, I'd thank him and then scramble for the best seat I could find.

I did this for years so I became familiar with all the famous wrestlers like Man Mountain Dean, Bronco Nagursky and Sandor Szabo.  I thoroughly enjoyed the matches even though I knew it was staged (faked).  How else could a wrestler get slammed to the mat, become unconsious, and be carried off in a stretcher, and then, I'd learn, be wrestling the very next night in Fresno!?"

Did you grow up in the 1930's, 1940's or 1950's? Do you know someone who did?

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