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Mike Brubaker
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Bands for All Seasons

16 February 2018


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Flemmings Famous Kid Concert Band
from Sedan, Kansas.
The youngest band in the United States.
A high class entertainment.

Arkansas City KS Daily Traveler
23 December 1912

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 The Famous Boys Band
of Burlingame, Kansas


Addressed to Guy L. Mitchell
of Newton, KS

Dec. 9. 1912.
Dear Guy.
The bread we can
get here and I know of
nothing now that we want
from there.  You  I want
you should get me a brace
for my book case either there
or in K.C.  If you come in
sleep in the room you did
with love.  Naettie.

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The boys bands for Summer and Spring
are not identified or dated,
so their season is only a guess,
but they likely date from 1910 to 1915.

In 1910 the population of Sedan, KS was 1,211.
It was founded in 1871
and named for the Battle of Sedan,
a decisive conflict of the 1870 Franco-Prussian War
which resulted in the defeat of Emperor Napoleon III
and victory for the new confederation of North German States.
Burlingame, KS was established in 1855
and was a bit larger in 1910 at 1,422 citizens.

This is my contribution to Sepia Saturday
where everyone is getting wet this weekend.


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