1918 – World War I
Speed has been the object most desired at Camp Travis since the first nail was driven toward construction of the camp. One morning, Lt. W. G. Hollingsworth, in charge of construction at the camp, telephoned A. J. McKenzie, vice president and general manager of the McKenzie Company, a rush job for the hospital. He asked when six buildings 16×40 feet, needed to house convalescent patients, could be completed. He was told “today.” The order went out at 10 o’clock to get them done “today.” The six buildings were completed in 270 minutes.
With a dream and an initial investment of $35,000, former priest Tom Adams (right) begins making split-vamp, double-tie athletic shoes. He names them Kaepa after his two daughters, Mikaela (nicknamed “Kae”) and (Pa)ula.
Radio station KEXL goes off the air.