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Clay County fair in Barnesville Minn. around 1950. Buckskin Harry, his cart and shetland ponies, sponsored by Aamodt’s Clothing, Barnesville. The kids are, left to right, siblings Ronald “Ron” Boone, 4, Leonard “Butch” Boone, 7, and Mary Lou Boone, 6. Special to The Forum

Neighbors: Remembering 1950s talent contests

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It was an exciting event for the kids in the Barnesville (Minn.) Elementary School that day in 1955. It was the day Buckskin Harry conducted a talent show there.


Harry “Buckskin Harry” Parnell, Moorhead, was a performer who played area towns and on WDAY-TV for many years and who was mentioned in this column recently.

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