Forrest Vance buried in Section 10, South of Road


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Forrest Vance buried in Section 10, South of Road

If you've been to many sporting events, you have probably sat on something designed by Forrest Claude Vance (b. 1885- d. 1937). He is the inventor of the folding bleachers. He filed for the patent on the features of his bleacher design that made it movable in 1928. The drawings included here are a page from this patent. His company, American Bleachers, Co. constructed and installed bleacher seating. He was also a locally well-known band leader in his youth.


This file appears in: Woodlawn Cemetery