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Ye Olde Fiddler’s Picnic Newspaper Articles

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1932

The First Ye Olde Fiddlers Picnic at Hemlock

In 1932 Alva Reed invited some friends to his house for a fiddler’s picnic. The idea grew and moved to the park at Hemlock Lake.

Livonia Gazette

Unknown Author

1950

Edward Gascon featured at Ye Olde Fiddlers Picnic

In 1950 Edward Gascon of South Livonia performed his famous vaudeville song and dance act at Ye Olde Fiddlers Picnic at Hemlock Lake park.

Livonia Gazette

Unknown Author

1951

22nd Anniversary of Ye Olde Fiddlers Picnic

In 1951 Ye Olde Fiddlers Picnic was held again at Hemlock Park. It was the 22nd Anniversary of the event.

Lima Recorder

Unknown Author

1953

Thousands attend Ye Olde Fiddlers Picnic

In 1953 thousands attended the Olde Fiddlers Picnic, including three of the original fiddlers.

Lima Recorder

Unknown Author

1957

Death of Alva Reed

Alva Reed of the Old Fiddlers Picnic died on 14 February 1957.

Livonia Gazette

Unknown Author

1957

Tribute to Alva Reed

This tribute to Alva Reed of the Old Fiddlers Picnic was written upon his death.

Livonia Gazette

Unknown Author

2014

A Brief History of Ye Olde Fiddlers Picnic

Howard Appell wrote this brief history of the Fiddlers Picnic.

Livingston County News

Howard Appell

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