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.
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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