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Aunt Mollie

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« on: August 11, 2012, 09:49:16 PM »

Do you remember Chick Allen's Museum on the right side of the road on the way to SDC?  He had a Baldknobber effigy hanging out front.  As a kid, I thought the place was scary, but I loved to look around while my daddy talked to Chick.

I think I remember him jigging at SDC, but I'm not sure that's where it was.

I had a wooden dancing doll bought from his place, and he taught me how to put the wooden paddle under my leg, hold the doll over the board, and make it dance.

Can I get any more homesick?
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2012, 10:32:57 PM »

I have a book by Chick from when he participated in "root diggin days" @ SDC, it details local herbs and plants that can be harvested from the wild, etc.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2012, 07:51:52 AM »

Chick was one of the fellows closely associated with SDC, Shepherd of the Hills and Baldknobbers in the 1960's and early to mid 70s. His museum was called "The Wash Gibbs Museum" and it sat right on the Taney/Stone County Lines adjacent to the Shepherd of the Hills overlook area, where the tower is now. Chick is mentioned in Beverly Hillbilly episodes, and did write two or three little books on folk remedies, and so on that were aimed at the Branson tourist trade. He died in 1978 not long after my family moved to Branson. I remember seeing him at his museum and entertaining people there as our family drove by on our way to SDC.

"Howdy there folks! My name is Junior Dugan, and I'll be drivin' your diving bell!"
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