Last Man’s Club Collection

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Contra Costa County Historical Society
724 Escobar Street
Martinez, California 94553
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Last Man’s Club Collection
Dates: 1932-1989
Collection Number: 1988.51
Creator/Collector: Furrer, A.J.
Extent: 1 box
Repository: Contra Costa County Historical Society
Martinez, California 94553
Abstract: 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.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

Last Man’s Club Collection. Contra Costa County Historical Society

Scope and Content of Collection

The Last Man’s Collection is contained in one box. Box 1 1. Folder #1 – Constitution & by-laws 2. Correspondence 3. Finances 4. 1988-89 – news clippings 5. Clippings and notes 6. News clippings

Indexing Terms

Veterans, World War I
Last Man's Club
Contra Costa County Republicans
newspaper clippings

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