In 1957 my Father in Law (Marvin) was in a production put on by the Lion’s Club in Park Rapids. Possibly it was a fundraiser.
Today’s specials were Mule Kick, Tokillya, Rattlesnake Sting, Lions Cocktail and something else I cannot read.
Far Guy says that the spittoon played an important part in the play, cowboys would walk in and spit…and the bartender was suppose to drop a marble in a bucket…the timing was never perfect.
The Indian Chief is wearing a sign on his Hudson Bay Blanket ..Shop for your Redeye Wiggler at Fullers. (Fullers was the Bait and Tackle Shop in town.)
The play was loosely based on a western like Gunsmoke. Remember that western back in the day? Personally I like westerns.
Well with any western comes the Doc…who is Ben Knapp (His son Byron wood carves with us and I scanned these photos for him), a bartender, cowboys and gunslingers and of course saloon girls.
Note the stick horse tied up at the rail on the far left. This photo was taken in the old high school, the one that is apartments now.
Check out the third from the right saloon gal.
Yessiree that gal in the flowered dress is my father in law. He would have been 43 years old that year. I wonder who did his makeup?
We have had some great fun looking at these old photos. I scanned them for Byron so he can share them with others. I asked him if he would share the photos with the Historical Museum..and he said he would.
Old photos are fun to share.