Sharing Family History at Research Program today
September 1, 1955 Santa Clara Journal gives my father his nickname; he was known to all for the rest of his life. It was 10 years after marriage that my husband put together that WILD BILL was his father in law.
Today I shared a recent book regarding Speed Racing in the San Jose, California area that referenced my father. I shared that my father and I visited the author and the author autographed the book to my dad. I also shared that there is a follow up book being written. I am submitting photos and stories regarding several eventful races. I have found that I need to research data at several different libraries in the Santa Clara County to complete the stories from the racetrack. The Main Library in San Jose microfilm included film of the San Jose Mercury News, I needed to go to the Santa Clara library on Homestead Road for the Santa Clara Journal articles.
I brought with me to the research meeting several more photos of my parents and racing events.