Flashback Friday Supplement for 12/17
This week’s Flashback Friday column
will be up is now available at the main site in a little bit. The story of first game of the 1940 Appleton Papermakers is the main column. There is an additional column that in today’s newspaper business would be called a ‘sidebar’.
There is a picture of Papermakers’ player-manager Eddie Dancisak beating out a base hit at the link, but there were a couple of neat things that I wanted to share here.
Apologies in advance for the quality. They are pictures of images as shown on a microfilm reader.Click for a larger image.
First, here is the full-sized picture of the first hit in Papermakers history. Dancisak, won prizes from Appleton merchants for being the first Papermaker to reach base with a hit. He also received gifts from merchants for scoring the first run in team history.
This is Spencer Street Stadium – as the stadium was known before it was renamed Goodland Field. Notice that there is no roof over the grandstand and there is not much of a screen to protect the fans from foul balls. More on this in the NOTES section of the Flashback.
This is an ad from the Post-Crescent for O.R. Kloehn Co., a used car dealer on Morrison Street in Appleton. A ’32 NASH Sedan for $50 down!?!?!! AND a free season ticket to the Papermakers! Sign me up! Also included are some of the classified ads…Six-Room House AND an ACRE OF LAND for $2,750? The patch of berry bushes in the garden space closes it for me!