Friday, July 16, 2010

James Apu, 1894

James Apu was a noted Hawaiian surfer in the 1880s and '90s.

Skipper Funderberg has unearthed documentation of Apu's exploits in 1884 and his surfing demonstrations in San Francisco in 1894, in a published article in the Wilkes-Barre Times, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, February 20, 1894 (Volume 4, Issue 1249, Page 3):

In the process of viewing rolls upon rolls of microfilm and microfisch, Skipper has proven himself to be a sleuth who loves mysteries; a southern bloodhound searching on the old history road. Thank you for your on-going work, Skipper!

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