Monthly Archives: July 2011

State fair preview: Harold Stark, steam engineer

For 31 years, Harold Stark has set up, demonstrated, and repaired farm equipment in the Pioneer Village at the Indiana State Fair. His interest in steam power grew out of watching his grandfather work a small 80-acre farm in Rush … Continue reading

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Webinar recording access: One Way to Put Your Music Online

Traditional Arts Indiana’s second webinar, “One Way to Put Your Music Online”, has been released into the wild. A recording of the program is available at http://breeze.iu.edu/p17343286/. When you click the link, you will be taken to a new window … Continue reading

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Richard Clark, Hide Tanner and Bow Builder

Richard L. Clark practices hide tanning, bow building, and other art forms inspired by his Cherokee heritage.  Clark’s Native American arts draw on his skill as an illustrator and carpenter, as well as dedicated reading and experimentation.  The items he … Continue reading

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More Hoosier representation at Midwest Folklife Festival

Instrument builder Larry Hopkins will join the Indiana contingent attending the Midwest Folklife Festival, held Aug. 20-21 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. Larry is a maker of violins and mandolins, and the owner of the Red Maple Violin Shop near Pekin in … Continue reading

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WSLM Radio and Television

Don Martin has operated WSLM radio station from “radio ridge” in Salem, Indiana since 1953.  Martin learned radio technology while serving overseas in the Marines, later applying this knowledge to the establishment of WSLM in his home region.  Today, Martin … Continue reading

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Charlyn and Megan Corum, Fiber Artists

Charlyn and Megan Corum are fiber artists from the Salem, Indiana area.  Along with their brother, Vaughn, the Corums have been active in learning, teaching, and selling crafts in a variety of media.  Charlyn’s work currently focuses on knitting, and … Continue reading

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Ralph Bundy, Woodworker

Ralph Bundy of Vallonia, Indiana makes wooden toys, furniture, and wall mountings.  Bundy was introduced to woodworking in high school shop class.  Later in life, Ralph and his wife began saving dimes in their son’s old piggybank, gradually purchasing the … Continue reading

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Julie McDill, Fiber Artist

Julie McDill is a fiber artist who owns and operates Two Be Weavers in Salem, Indiana.  In addition to doing retail business, McDill offers knitting, crocheting, and felting lessons, and works to write patterns for her original fiber artworks.  McDill … Continue reading

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Harold and Jo Ann Jackson, Farmers and Food Preservers

Harold and Jo Ann Jackson raise beef cattle and grow produce on their farm in Salem, Indiana. Both the Jacksons grew up on farms, eventually returning to full-time farming after other careers. In addition to selling at markets and from … Continue reading

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Pam Hoover, Fiber Producer

Pam Hoover raises Shetland sheep and angora goats on her farm in western Washington County, Indiana.  The granddaughter of a Texas sheep rancher, Hoover breeds the animals for fiber production.  She sells yarn made from the goat and sheep wool … Continue reading

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