However, it is interesting to note that the very first Father's Day celebration actually took place two years earlier in West Virginia where Grace Golden Clayton organized a special day in honor of more than 200 fathers who had perished in a mining accident just a few months earlier. That event was never sufficiently promoted nor repeated, and therefore, didn't receive much attention other than the memory of it having taken place in July of 1908.
The events happening in Spokane, however, got wide-spread attention and led to repeated official recognition by various US presidents until it was declared a national holiday in 1972 by Richard Nixon.
It didn't take too long before merchants promoted the day to a commercial event. Though not as heavily celebrated in terms of presents purchased and dollars spent as Mother's Day, merchants begin promoting the sales of electronics and tools for weeks before Father's Day.
But does it really have to be electronics and tools? Isn't dad's garage already crammed full of gadgets he rarely uses? Here's another idea: how about a money clip, tie tack, some cuff links or a new watch made from genuine Black Hills Gold by Landstrom's, the original manufacturer of Black Hills Gold jewelry--?? Landstroms also makes a complete line of men’s Black Hills Gold and Black Hills Silver rings. For more information, or to shop for Black Hills Gold Fathers Day jewelry, visit http://www.blackhillsgoldsource.com/fathers-day-gifts.
BlackHillsGoldSource.com offers a complete selection of Landstroms items made of Black Hills Gold and Silver so you can choose a special Father's Day gift that is different from what you may have gifted in the past, and is sure to be appreciated by Dad.