Photos – Jones and Armstrong Family Archives

In 1922 my grandfather, William Armstrong, had his photograph taken in the Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO, in front of Balanced Rock.  He was on his way to California with friends at the time with the intention of making his fortune.  Once he secured a job he planned to send for Hazel to join him.  He did get a walk-on part in a mob scene of a movie starring Fatty Arbuckle, but never could be seen in the film so that scene may have been later cut.  Needless to say, no jobs were available at the time, so he went back to Louisville, OH, married Hazel Bowman and the rest is history!

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