1917: “THEY HAILED ME AS THE REVIVER OF THE LOST ART,” BY GEORGE FREETH

This untitled piece by George Freeth was found in typescript form in Honolulu’s Bishop Museum. “Evening Herald” was included in the header, which almost certainly means the Los Angeles Evening Herald. In 2008, surf historian Patrick Moser wrote that “evidence suggests it appeared [in print] between 1917 and 1919.”  A two-paragraph introduction reads as follows:…