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Palmer hits legendary landmark

Originally Published: September 9, 2009
By Jason Sobel | ESPN.com

There were no silver spoons in Latrobe, Pa. Not in 1929, at least, and certainly not for Arnold Daniel Palmer, born Sept. 10, just seven weeks before the biggest stock market crash in history.

No, Arnold was born into a blue-collar family in a blue-collar town. Located along the route of the Pennsylvania Railroad, this was a place of industry, best known for the brewery that employed so many of its residents.

Deacon Palmer, however, worked at the local golf ...

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