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Steve Yohe
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Thie is from my "Time Line Project". The research is Jon Langmead one of my new friends.

Dec. 29, 1901--San Francisco, CA:Thiebaud Bauer died at age 47. Bauer was credited with being the first masked wrestler who brought the Greco-Roman style of wrestling from Europe to America in 1874. Unable to find Greco-Roman style wrestlers in New York City, he moved to San Francisco where he wrestled a number of matches with Professor William Miller that made the style the talk of America. During this period, Bauer claimed the World Greco-Roman Title. By May 1875, the two were kicked out of San Francisco for working matches. Bauer, and Miller then worked their way across American ripping off gamblers, until they reached New York City. On January 19, 1880, Bauer dropped his GR World Title to William Muldoon, an even bigger form of worker, who became one of the most famous wrestlers in history. After his drinking problems started to eat his insides, Bauer retired from wrestling, and moved to Los Angeles to open the biggest red light district in the city. It was known as the “Crib Section” or “Little Paree” in the city. He had the reputation of a cruel boss, who lived off the earnings of poor fallen women. He became rich, and the stories said he had more money that the president of a railroad. Politically he had some power, getting votes of persons of his class. His health got worst, and in his last few years he walked the streets looking like a imbecile and was unable to recognize his friends. The drink and life of debauchery had taken his mind and health. A crime boss from San Francisco, named Chris Buckley, took over his business, and was responsible for his heath. Buckley was a good guy, and gave Bauer $5 a day to drink. Bauer was only 49, but observers said he looked twice that age. It got worse, and Bauer was judged insane and put in a private asylum. For some months citizens knew he was dying, and he was taken to the San Francisco home of Buckley where he died. The LA Times' headline for his obituary read: “King of Little Paree Pays Wages Of Sin: Thiebaud Bauer's Life Debause Ends in Asylum.” It then said that the age old adage that stated only good should be said about the dead, could not be apply to Bauer, and “among those who felt his cruelty the news, that he was no more, will be receiver with a feeling of satisfaction”.

Jan. 2, 1902--Los Angeles, CA: Thiebaud Bauer was buried at Calvary Cemetery in East Los Angeles. The headline to the story in the LA Times read: King Unmourned”. Then: “Wretched old Thiebaud Bauer is under the ground.....Bauer was known as the “King of Little Paree” and his principal resources were the earnings of fallen women. For years Bauer had been little better than a imbecile, being lead about like a child. His ill gotten estate has been administered by Chris Buckley the “blind white devil” who bossed San Francisco politics like a despot for so long.” The Times' story told of a woman in the city, who claim she had been married to Bauer in New York City when he was going by the name Claude Durand. He deserted her so after the marriage. She came to Los Angeles to spent all her money suing for support, and had ended up working as a maid.

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Check your dates in the first couple sentences. You got 1974 and 1975.

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Also this:

Bauer, and Miller then worked their way across American ripping off farmer type gamblers, until they reached America.

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Great stuff anyway.

Was Chris Buckley really blind?

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All I know is in the post. Came from the obit in the LA Times. I was a lot nicer than the Times. Fixed it...I hope.--Yohe
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Calvary Cemetery is about a mile from my Montebello house on the East side of East LA. Bull Montana is also there. --Yohe

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quote:
Originally posted by Crimson Mask from FL:

Was Chris Buckley really blind?

Apparently so.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Augustine_Buckley

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