The Traveler… Jack Johnson bombs…

May 18, 2015 by  
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Blog-5-18-2015-Jack-JohnsonToday I traveled to Fairmont, West Virginia, by the way of The Fairmont Times dated May 19, 1915, where I found a small article about Jack Johnson being in Paris. When asked if he was going to war, he replied “Man, for me war is over. I am at peace for the first time in several years… Anyway your name goes down in war history, for big German shells are called Jack Johnsons… wasn’t I in history before the war?”

~The Traveler

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2 Responses to “The Traveler… Jack Johnson bombs…”

  1. Paul Sarna on May 18th, 2015 10:20 pm

    Just for some context, Jack Johnson lost the heavyweight championship in April of 1915…so I guess that is what he meant saying “for me, war is over”.

  2. GuyHeilenman on May 19th, 2015 10:03 am

    Makes sense. Thanks Paul.

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