American History in Photos

(April 5) SKATEBOARDING BECOMES NATION’S NEWEST MANIA – Two young devotees of the newest American sport – skateboarding – show their style at a Covina, Calif., recreation center. Danny Bearer, left, does a simple warmup as George Trafton shows a headstand. Manufacturers of skateboards can’t keep up with demand. They liken its mushrooming popularity to the hula hoop craze of the last decade. 1965

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July 10, 2020 3:36 am

I lived out in the country. Skateboarding didn’t get there for another decade.

August 18, 2020 10:14 pm

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