Bill Kirby lives in Martinez with his wife Carla and their West Highland terriers, Lil' Bow Wow ("Buddy") and Snoop Dog. He has held a number of Chronicle newsroom positions, writes a three-times-a-week column, and presents weekly YouTube videos on local history called "Kirby's Augusta." From 1998 until 2001 he was editor and publisher of The Columbia County News-Times. Over a 40-year newspaper career he has won more than 100 state, regional and national awards for reporting, editing, column writing, editorial writing, sports writing, business writing, investigative reporting, layout and design.
Be sure the kids and grandkids get out to see it.
I bet they'll be talking about this one to their own children decades from now...
The first answer was the correct one. It was July 1942.
Thanks for your comments.
-- Bill Kirby
I talked to Bill Baab, The Chronicle's retired outdoor editor, and he said he...