Friday, May 08, 2015

Final Resting Places: Brown & Kabernagle

Sheriff Charley Brown's grave site is in the north section of the Pembina Cemetery;  his stone reads:
Charles J. Brown
Oct 4, 1884
Aged 39 years
Sgt. Co. I 20th U.S. Infantry
I took this photo when surveying and shooting it for BillionGraves
Charley sadly had a short - yet amazing life...but he made it count
Another smaller foot stone acknowledges his service as a soldier in the
Civil War, but it doesn't attest to his time as a POW in Andersonville...
 

Buried in the same section is Charley's business partner:

John Kabernagle
Born
Jan 8, 1853
Died
Dec 20, 1893
Aged
40 Yrs, 11 Mos,
& 17 Dys

He didn't quite make it to 41 years old...

It's sad that both John - friend and business partner to Charley
Brown - died young around the same age as Charley did...
Another old-timer that was well-known for his many services rendered the town - and his colorful character - is in the SW section of the cemetery:
Who Settled in Dakota 1867
Died July 9, 1897
63 yr 10 mo 17 d
One of our area's true pioneers - Land Agent, Indian Trader, Trading Post
Clerk, Buffalo Hunter, Undertaker, Farmer, and Flood Prognosticator...
 
Charley's grave is also marked with a G.A.R. star,
signifying him as a Union veteran of the Civil War. 

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Followup to GUESS WHO story

We can now confirm that the Guess Who played many times in Hallock, and we have it from the great Donny Hunt, who was a musician in his own right. Don was a music promoter who booked the Guess Who.

From a Facebook exchange...
Before Who: Deverons (1962) 
 Michael Rustad: Donald, finally I have a chance to thank you for all of the ways you made growing up in Kittson County wonderful in the 1960's. What I remember is how lively and fun it was to be a teenager because of the dances you organized in Hallock. You were definitely formative for all of us and we all owe you a big debt! Thinking back, is it true that we had top bands from Winnipeg at the City Hall? Do you have any memory of whether the Guess Who played at Hallock? It is a memory I have but I may be wrong. Only you can confirm. We would love to have any information on the bands you organized! 
Donald Hunt: Thank you.  That makes those memories sweeter. Yes, they played there many times. And the Question Mark, the Mysterians, Shadows of Night, The Uglies...and many others. We did have fun. Jack Reese and I have been playing a little of the old Sabers and Ravalons music for fun. Maybe one more time next summer. It's good to hear from you.  
Early Guess Who (1966)
Michael Rustad: Don, glad to hear that you and Jack continue to rock on. It was amazing to have the Guess Who and those other groups you mentioned. My memory is that every dance was packed! I would also come home from college because your dances were superior to any promoter in Grand Forks. Rock on Don!