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    Reagan Freshman HS Yearbook signed "Ronald Reagan Kayo" - older brother Neil was nicknamed Moon - in the comic strip, Kayo was Moon's little brother.

    Ronald Reagan 1925 Freshman Year in High School Yearbook Signed "Ronald Reagan (Kayo ¶ '28'" on page 143 on the "Autograph" page with 22 others. The Dixonian/1925, 144 pages, 7.25" x 10.5". Dixon, Illinois. Blue morocco-grained paper covers which are soiled and slightly tattered at edges. Overall, internally, the book is in very good condition.

    On page 46, "Mrs. Reagan" is listed as President of the Parent-Teachers' Association for 1924-1925. A smiling, bespectacled Ronald Reagan, wearing a cap, is pictured standing on the left in a photograph of the Freshman class on page 42 with his name listed on page 43. Older brother Neil Reagan, a Junior, is individually pictured as an end on the football team on page 74, listing his nickname "Moon." In 1923, the Sunday and daily comic strip "Moon Mullins" was created by Frank Willard. Neil Reagan, with his slicked back hair, looked like the comic strip character Moon Mullins, so, while in high school, he was given the nickname "Moon." In the comic strip, Kayo was the name of Moon's little brother, so 14-year-old Ronald Reagan, 16-year-old Moon Reagan's little brother, signed this yearbook adding "Kayo" to his signature. This may be the only "Ronald Reagan Kayo" signature extant! Neil's little brother may have given himself the nickname or he may have been called "Kayo" by Neil's friends. He was still "Dutch" to his friends and family. The "28" Reagan added to his signature stood for "Class of 1928." Perhaps the most unique Reagan autograph in existence.


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