Last week me and a few buddies made the pilgrimage to Santa Catalina Island and had the good fortune and honor of getting in to visit the famous and historic, Avalon Tuna Club, which represents one of the most sacred blue water fishing clubs on the planet, it was truly an honor to go back in time to witness first-hand the history of modern day saltwater sport fishing and where it all began. – Al Q
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pic of the day…
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who put the cat in catalina?
In 1919, chewing-gum entrepenuer William Wrigley, Jr. bought all the controlling shares in the Santa Catalina Island Company and became the largest shareholder of the island. He loved Catalina and invested million of dollars into promoting the tourism to the island. Catalina was only 27 miles across the blue Pacific from San Pedro. He hired a top advertising man named Otis Shepard and in 1939, Otis created the Doublemint Twins campaign. The rest was history. Here are a few of the really neat designs and advertisements from that time period…
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