Larry Stevenson was working as a lifeguard in Southern California in the early sixties-

And he invented the Skateboard. And the Skateboard invented freedom. It invented Skateboarders crazy and weird like Mark Gonzales. It made concrete into the new pristine endless wave and endless perfect sets (except when it rains) And it gave us a new way to look at the city and the world, like one big park- And it was, and still is, good…Thank you and rest in peace…

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  1. Dear Z…I never knew who invented the skateboard. And as a woman physically timid I never experienced the freedom and joy of a ride on a skateboard that my son and grandson have. Thanks for letting us know about him. ew

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