22, 1924, Babe Ruth played an exhibition game in Dunsmuir as part of
his nationwide barnstorming tour. The Bambino was joined by Yankee
teammate Bob Meusel and manager Christy Walsh. The game was sponsored
by the Dunsmuir Lions Club and drew 900 people in the stands.
Babe enjoyed his stay and wrote the following letter after his
"To everybody (and that means everybody) in Dunsmuir, Calif.
We don't know yet how to tell you what a wonderful time we had in
Dunsmuir. When it comes to beautiful girls, wonderfully fine fellows,
and the real two-fisted spirit of California -- little Dunsmuir gave us
more laughs, more hospitality, more thrills, and more things to
remember than any place between Broadway & Shasta."
Quote courtesy of Reva Coon.
Excerpted from the Dunsmuir
Photo courtesy of the Cave
Springs Motel in beautiful Dunsmuir, California.
For more information on Dunsmuir's colorful history, please visit http://www.metacirque.com/laurencecook/dunsmuir/alex.html.
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