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Chippewa Valley Barn Dance
Eau Claire, WI

Chippewa Valley Barn Dance

Chippewa Valley Barn Dance

An article in the July 4, 1976 Eau Claire Leader-Telegram mentions with no other details that Scotty and Maggie Swan originated the Chippewa Valley Barn Dance program in 1948. This show probably aired over radio station WEAU.

We did find a 1954 article that spoke of Maggie and Scotty Swan that shows they remained popular for several years in the Eau Claire area, doing radio transcriptions sponsored by the American Dairy Association and also having some appearances sponsored by the Doughboy Mills out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. But that 1954 article made no mention of the Chippewa Valley Barn Dance.

We have no other information about this show or who was on its cast. If you have any information you can share with us such as news or magazine articles, books, song folios, photos, etc., send it along!

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Credits & Sources

  • "Broadcasting Arrives Early in the Area"; Eau Claire Leader-Telegram; July 4, 1976
  • Cowboy Songs; No. 31; January-February 1954; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT