Sunday, July 29, 2012

Major Shapers of Davis, #2: Calvin Covell (66)


Second in a series on people who have significantly altered or elaborated the physical or social character of Davis.

This post features an article from the Davis Enterprise published on November 26, 1962 celebrating the 90th birthday of Calvin Covell. I reproduce it as evidence of the esteem in which Mr. Covell was held at that time and the role he was seen as having in Davis history. It is followed by a reproduction of the February 4, 1944 Enterprise report on Mr. Covell receiving the Chamber of Commerce’s first “doing the most for Davis” award. At the same time, the award was also named for him.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Gordon Anderson & the 1930s Davis Elite (65)



The obituary of Gordon Anderson posted last week (# 64) mentions that he was a charter member of something called the “63 club” that organized an annual fishing trip.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Major Shapers of Davis, # 1: A. Gordon Anderson (64)


This is the first entry in a now-and-then series of posts on people who have significantly altered or elaborated the physical or social character of Davis. Such people can be thought of as “major shapers.” Of course, virtually everyone associated with Davis has shaped it to some degree. Even so, some few people have had very large and wide impacts. Such people are the focus here. 

This post is on Gordon Anderson, who died in 1937 at age 61. The post consists of his obituary published in the Davis Enterprise on August 27, 1937 and a photo of Bernard Rogers and him posed in their general merchandise store circa 1915. (Anderson is on the right.)