Copyright 2011, CABS for Reflections From the Fence
As I mentioned in yesterday's post on Wallace and the Michigan State Fair, Man's great grandfather was a traveling man, err, a traveling salesman. He sold farm implements for years, basically for his entire working career, except for a brief stint when he worked as a miller in the earliest years of his marriage.
Imagine my delight when I found the following short mention of Wallace in a newspaper, the St. Paul Daily Globe. (Saint Paul, Minn.) in the May 26, 1888 issue, buried on Page 10.
"THEY WERE ON THE OMAHA
A Long List of Commercial Travelers Whom "Charlie" Ran Across."
(Down the column several entries, we find:)
"W. H. Lashbrook, of Chicago, put in an appearance at Belle Plaine on Monday."
Even better was this wonderful cartoon graphic that appeared at the top of the column.
So, have to wonder (she asks, with twinkle in eye and tongue in cheek), is Wallace the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd gentleman checking in at the hotel?