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”