Pictured above is Jack Lamb, world famous sportsman, who was born and reared in Caddo. Jack will appear in person in Durant city auditorium on Friday night, April 1, at 8:15 with his sensational Technicolor motion picture of Alaskan big game hunting and trout fishing in the virgin wilds. No picture like this was ever before attempted. Lamb walked 1,260 miles out of contact with civilization to make it. This is Lambs’ first public appearance in Southeastern Oklahoma since he left here in 1909.
The Caddo Herald
March 25, 1949
Lamb Will Show Famous Film
Jack Lamb, who was a tousled headed boy on the streets of Caddo at the turn of the century, has gradually climbed to world fame as a fishing expert and wildlife photographer. Jack was born in Caddo and was the son of Frank Lamb and his wife who came here in 1889.
Jack always liked to fish, and when only a small boy, his sisters would find him teasing the perch in the little rock lined pond at Semple’s cotton gin. Later he saw some anglers fishing in Blue River with artificial bait, and Jack then knew that he was cut out for that kind of fishing. He caught his first game fish in Blue down near Armstrong.
When he left Caddo in 1909, at the age of 17 years, he did not know that he was destined to become champion fisherman of the world, but that is exactly what happened.
Today Lamb is recognized as the peer of all anglers, and millions of people throughout America highly respect his opinions about game fish and fishing methods. Lamb writes for Colliers and other national magazines, and his articles on fishing are syndicated through countless newspapers. He has broadcast on all of the leading networks, and is now working out some new programs on television with NBC.
Jack did not attain his title of champion fisherman easily. He started fishing every day in the fall of 1910, and he went fishing daily without a miss for 17 years. This feat has been heralded in Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and countless other stories on Jack’s fishing prowess.
It has been said that Jack Lamb can catch a fish in a bathtub, but Jack says that is not quite so. He studies the fish, their habits, haunts, etc. and he also studies the effect which weather has on game fish. When he goes fishing he will either bet you that he does catch them, or that the does not, all according to how the weather is acting.
Jack has appeared in Tulsa on several occasions, but his appearance in the city auditorium at Durant on Friday night, April 1st, will be his first public showing in Southeastern Oklahoma.
Lamb went to Alaska where he walked 1,200 miles across the frozen wastes and made Technicolor motion pictures of the big game that roams the wilds. He photographed grizzly bears, caribou, moose, mountain sheep, wild birds; and Lamb, the old maestro himself, will show you how to land 1,000 fish per day. His magnificent pictures have drawn 25,000 people to a single performance. If you live within 50 miles of Durant, and want to see the most thrilling hunting and fishing pictures ever photographed anywhere on earth, do not fail to be in Durant on the night of April 1st.
And when you look at these spectacular pictures, and hear Lamb narrate them, just think back fifty years and realize that he was a little tow-headed boy roaming the streets of Caddo with nothing to do, and no knowledge of what the future held for him.
It is expected that delegations of sportsmen from Caddo will go to Durant in a group to see this amazing picture. It will be Lambs’ only appearance in the state at this time.