Duke Keomuka Lives On in Wrestling Book

The Pecan Park Eagle

As you’ve probably read from me here in the past, Friday Night Wrestling from the City Auditorium in Houston was big back in the late 1949 and early 1950s earliest television era. Tuesday and Friday nights both were the big days for watching TV back then. If you didn’t have a television set, you found a way to worm your welcome into the home of a neighbor who had one on both of those special nights. Tuesdays were the days for watching comedian Milton Berle; Fridays belonged to announcer Paul Boesch and Houston wrestling. Either way, both shows were can’t-miss cultural taste buds on the palates of Houstonians waking up to the joys of passive electronic amusement.

Thanks to friend Harold Jones, I’ve just finished a month of browsing a neat little comprehensive reference book on the actors of professional wrestling by a fellow named Harris M. Lentz III. called…

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