Many of you are fans of country singer Johnny Cash, and some of you took in his concert in the Moorhead Armory many years ago.

Well, here’s a sideline to that story.

It comes from John Maus, who used to live on a farm near Havana, N.D., and now lives in Fallbrook, Calif.

“Johnny was driving a Buick station wagon when he came to Moorhead. That was in 1958, I think,” John writes.

“He had a supply of 45 rpm records of his hit song ‘I Walk the Line’ in the back of the car. But the heat from the sun shining through the many windows had warped many of them.

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“Johnny was early for the concert, so he bided his time at a south Moorhead park, sailing the 45s like Frisbees into the Red River!”

“Neighbors” wonders if anyone ever found any of those records in the Red.

Johnny Cash in a 1955 publicity photo for Sun Records. Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons / Special to The Forum
Johnny Cash in a 1955 publicity photo for Sun Records. Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons / Special to The Forum

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Company connection

A “Neighbors” column about the Fargo Linoleum Co. brought an email from Becky Aarestad. That column interested her because her grandfather, Oscar Bueide, and her uncle, Jerry Bueide, once owned the company.

The current owners are Rob and Jenna Bye.

Becky lives on White Earth Lake, northeast of Detroit Lakes, Minn.

If you have an item of interest for this column, mail it to Neighbors, The Forum, Box 2020, Fargo, ND 58107, fax it to 701-241-5487 or email blind@forumcomm.com.