Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Voices from the Past: R.K. Snyder, South Bend Rep (1930)

From the December 1930 Sporting Goods Illustrated comes a neat little blurb about a South Bend tackle rep of some renown. R.K. Snyder was hired to cover the states of Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada, and even spent a couple weeks learning the trade from Wes Jordan, legendary rodmaker for Cross, South Bend and Orvis. Snyder was a five-time West Coast champion surfcaster. The article was accompanied by a photograph of Snyder as well.

A nifty piece that gives us a name and face to put into South Bend history!

-- Dr. Todd

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