LATVIAN FOOTPRINTS IN CA:
May 20, 1873 marked a historic day: the birth of the blue jean. It was on that day that Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis obtained a U.S. patent on the process of putting rivets in men’s work pants for the very first time.
Jacob Davis was born in Riga, Latvia, 1831. He worked for Levis Strauss company until his death in 1908, in San Francisco. Read more here.