August 14, 1873

On THIS DATE IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 1873, “Field and Stream” magazine issued its first publication. The first centerfold was a Northern Rainbow Trout printed in full-monochrome color along with tips on how to find and land these tasty fish. The Great-Grandfather of Hugh Hefner, after reading the magazine, did send in an unprinted letter to the editor where he mentioned that while the fish was nice, a picture of a buxom lass would have been better.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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