100 Years Ago This Year

1912 was a very busy year!

On January 1, the longest consecutively run foot race in the world, what is now called the "Bay to Breakers," took place in San Francisco. It was won by a paper boy named Robert J. Vlught who attended St. Mary's College at the time.

Robert was born in Michigan December 2, 1890 to parents William and Jennie (Baker) from Holland. His family came to California and settled in Oakland sometime between 1895 (Robert's brother Leonard was born in MI in 1894) and 1902 (his sister Jettina was born in California in 1902).