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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

JACK DAVIS - THE SF VALLEY'S FIRST TENNIS CHAMPION

Jack Davis - Davis Family Album page 13 - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Dave High - July 2009.
Serious tennis was brought to the San Fernando Valley by the family of Hammond Davis in the late 1800s. Jack (likely a nickname for John) Davis was best at the game. So, it might be fair to call him the first athletic champion of his times.

Jack Davis - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Dave High - July 2009.
This portrait of Jack Davis was among the loose photographs in the High Collection. His connection to the historic Davis family of Lankershim / North Hollywood has been verified by Guy Weddington McCreary and possibly his signature across this portrait photograph taken by the Byou Studio on South Spring Street, Los Angeles.

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