Wilkie C. Mahoney, West Coast Whiz Bang: A Guest Post by Bob Sarber

Happy birthday to an old family friend…

(Travalanche)

Comedy writer Wilkie C. Mahoney has one champion on this world, and a fierce one it is. Journalist Bob Sarber knew him personally as a family friend when he was growing up. Nine months ago, when such a thing was still possible, Bob told me story after story about Wilkie as he drove me along the Pacific Coast Highway to show this Eastern dude the California country he knows and loves so well. It all culminated with a talk at the History Center of San Luis Obispo County, drawn from Bob’s research on Mahoney for a projected book, which we chronicled here. At any rate, Bob is the only person to write a Travalanche entry on Wilkie Mahoney, which he has generously done. The foregoing is from his pen:  

Wilkie Mahoney was was born the family homestead in San Miguel, California, on this day in 1897. His name frequently…

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