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Last Man’s Club Collection
1988.51  
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Description
Club was founded on Feb. 10, 1932 by A.J. Furrer. The membership consisted of 32 prominent Contra Costa Republican business and civic leaders who were veterans of World War 1. A few years later they bought a bottle of champagne which became a symbol of unity and a prize to be passed along to the last man. They met every year on Veteran’s Day, a total of 51 times, and the last meeting was in 1988. A.J. Furrer was the last man and died in 1989, at the age of 96.
Extent
1 box
Restrictions
Contact the Contra Costa County Historical Society for publication permission.
Availability
Collection is open for research.