Chris Rothe and the Write Notepads & Co. outdid themselves when designing the special edition, Goldfield Notebook set! The package is an homage to one of Baltimore's hero and legendary pugulist, Joe Gans. Not only did Joe grace the boxing world with his scientific approach to pugilism, but opened the door to people of all races and creeds to enjoy his vibrant establishment, The Goldfield.

 

Joe​ ​Gans,​ ​boxing’s​ ​"Old​ ​Master",​ ​was​ ​born​ ​in​ ​Baltimore​ ​in​ ​1874.​ ​Gans​ ​was​ ​the​ ​first African-American​ ​to​ ​hold​ ​a​ ​world​ ​boxing​ ​title,​ ​which​ ​he​ ​held​ ​from​ ​1902-1908.​ ​On​ ​Labor​ ​Day​ ​in 1906,​ ​he​ ​defended​ ​his​ ​title​ ​against​ ​Oscar​ ​“Battling”​ ​Nelson​ ​at​ ​Goldfield,​ ​Nevada​ ​in​ ​what​ ​was billed​ ​as​ ​the​ ​Fight​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Century.​ ​Gans​ ​knocked​ ​out​ ​his​ ​opponent​ ​after​ ​forty-two​ ​grueling rounds​ ​in​ ​the​ ​desert​ ​and​ ​took​ ​one​ ​third​ ​of​ ​the​ ​$11,000​ ​purse​ ​home​ ​to​ ​Baltimore.​ ​In​ ​Monument City,​ ​he​ ​opened​ ​the​ ​Goldfield​ ​Hotel​ ​at​ ​Lexington​ ​and​ ​Colvin​ ​(present​ ​site​ ​of​ ​the​ ​main​ ​post​ ​office) downtown.  

 

The​ ​bar​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Goldfield​ ​regularly​ ​featured​ ​ragtime​ ​great​ ​Eubie​ ​Blake​ ​and​ ​was​ ​a​ ​favorite​ ​stop​ ​of Jack​ ​Johnson​ ​when he​ ​was​ ​in​ ​town.​ ​While​ ​7,000​ ​souls​ ​turned​ ​out​ ​for​ ​"The​ ​Old​ ​Master’s​" ​funeral​ ​in 1910,​ ​Gans​ ​has​ ​been​ ​largely​ ​forgotten,​ ​especially​ ​in​ ​his​ ​hometown.​ ​

 

See Chris Rothe talk about Joe Gans: https://youtu.be/N_L4s_U4TGU

The Goldfield - Limited Edition Pocket Notebooks by Write Notepads & Co.

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