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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuckerton Cub Scout's 1949 Minstrel Show

I've posted a couple of Blog entries on New Gretna Minstrel Shows over the past few years. Minstrel shows were popular from the late 1920's through the mid 1950's in our area. Last Friday, at the monthly New Gretna Friendly Seniors meeting, Pat Steinhauer surprised me with a photo and program booklet of a 1949 Minstrel Show staged by the Tuckerton Boy Scouts, Pack 7, in the Tuckerton High School auditorium which I thought I would share with you. Her husband, Gerry, is at the far right in the second row.

Two other boys who appeared in the photo, Sam Leifried and Russell Mathis, were particularly interesting to me, as I see them frequently on Wednesdays at the Tuckerton Historical Society. 

I wonder if anyone out in the Blog-O-Sphere knows any of the other boys in the photo. If so, I'd like to hear from you.

Pete S

Click on the photo above
and the pages below for a clearer view.