Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Blasts from the Past

I've been running around California recently but I haven't been very good about blogging.  So let me catch up...

Sunday night I was in Fresno and I stopped by the Silver Dollar Hofbrau for dinner.  Sadly, I thought the food was pretty mediocre and wouldn't find much to remember about the place.

But then as I was leaving I stumbled across a large display case with photos of the owner and prominent Republican politicians -- Reagan, Bush, Deukmejian and even a few celebrities, like Bob Hope.

Looking at the photos I occurred to me I recognized the owner.  It was Truman Campbell.  Knock me over with a feather.  Campbell was chairman of the California Republican Party in the mid-80s.  I had no idea he had a restaurant.

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