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Jean Murray: Music

Turkey in the Straw

(Fiddle, Susie Hallinan; guitar, Scott Darter; mandolin and harmonica, Charlie Hunt; bass fiddle, Robin Dale Ford)
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"The good old-fashioned dances were the most popular. The miners and the stampeders loved the shottish, the polka, the square dance, and waltz. 'Turkey in the Straw' was a high favorite," Eugene Allen, the Klondike Nugget editor, wrote in his memoirs. It continues to be a favorite, today.