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In 1935, members of the Galax, Virginia Moose Lodge decided to hold an "Old Fiddler's Convention" to raise money for the local high school. The organizers thought a couple of hundred people might show up. Instead, they were so overwhelmed by musicians and those who wanted to hear the music, that they had to break that first convention into two sessions. Ever since, the Old Fiddler's Convention has had the goal of, "keeping alive the memories and sentiments of days gone by and making it possible for people of today to hear and enjoy the tunes of yesterday." This advertisement for the first convention appeared in the Galax Gazette during the early spring of 1935.


Date:

1935

Creator:

Galax Gazette

Subject

Lost Appalachian Trail

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Text

Source:

Jeff Matthews Museum, Galax, Virginia

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All rights reserved

Citation

Galax Gazette, “Old Fiddler's Convention (1935),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed July 18, 2019, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/921.

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