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Pueblo (Colo.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Boxing: Coffee, 1950-1976

 File
Identifier: B132.01.0001.0002
Overview Joe 'Awful' Coffee, born Joseph Rutkowski in Minsk, Russian Empire in 1905 was a major figure on the Denver sports scene. After boxing, as a featherweight, for ten years across the Rocky Mountain region, he retired and went to college at the University of Denver. After graduation, Joe worked for the May Company, and then opened up Joe 'Awful' Coffee's Ringside Lounge in 1943. Coffee's restaurant operated for some 23 years, closing in 1966, and attracting such notables as Jack Dempsey, President...
Dates: 1950-1976

Oral History Interview with Joe Coffee, 1981 October 5

 Item
Identifier: B098.01.0004.00075
Overview Speaks about early life in Pueblo and carrer as a boxer.
Dates: 1981 October 5