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Art Young

Art Young was my ggUncle, brother to my gGrandfather Charles Edgar Young. While all four of the Young boys were educated in various arts of nature, Art made the outdoors a grand life experience.

Art Young

'"First of all a man then a true sportsman and a consummate archer-hunter, is perhaps the best possible definition of Art Young." Leonard K. Osberg penned this simple but powerful statement sometime in the early 1930's. Art Young might well have been the last great American Hero as Osberg implies, "With a courage that is magnificent and with ability known only to himself, Art Young has gone into the wildest frontiers of the world accomplishing with the bow and arrow that which no other figure in history is known to have done."

Arthur H. Young was born August 17, 1883 in Kelseyville, California, the fourth of five children. His father, William Gaylord Young, was a school teacher, businessman and Union Army veteran who had moved west in 1881 and settled in Kelseyville. Young was attending a San Francisco High School when the death of his father required his return home to help run the family business. The area around Kelseyville abounded with wildlife and Art, along with his brothers and friends spent much time camping, hunting and fishing. He quickly mastered the rifle and pistol, eventually competing in matches for the Olympic Club of San Francisco. It was during these early years that he learned to play the violin and developed the habit of carrying an abbreviated version of the instrument on his outings and camping trips. Art became interested in swimming and excelled in the 220, 440 and 880 yard events, winning the Western Championship twice. Reportedly, he never was beat in any of his matches and was training for the Olympics when circumstances forced his withdrawal. With the family business in order Art moved back to San Francisco and took employment with the San Francisco Call newspaper. He would remain with the newspaper for 14 years. " Read More of this article at Stickbow.com

(http://www.stickbow.com/FEATURES/HISTORY/ArtYoung.CFM)

 

 

 

 

 


 
  Updated March 2006. Joanna Loops