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Hummie Holmquist
These photos are from the 1924 Trade Tour.

Drum Major Lou Pray


     Karl L. King and the Fort Dodge Municipal Band were regular fixtures at that fair each year, beginning in 1922 and continuing to the close of the 1959 season.  This next photo shows Karl King and his band in front of their tent camp at the 1928 Clay County Fair.

1928 Spencer Fair - click to enlarge
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This photo of the 1928 Fort Dodge Municipal Band at the Spencer Fair
taken in front of their tent camp includes their cook.
Karl King is in the center of the photo, between the two sousaphone players.

Identified are Bill Spielberg, french horn, fourth from left in the back row,
Oden Johnson, sousaphone, just to the right of Karl King,
Fred Zalesky, clarinet, left end of the front row,
Cy Tremain, left of bass drum, Hummie Holmquist, right of bass drum,
Walt Engelbart, trumpet, third from the right in the front row,
Fred Engelbart, trumpet, second from the right in the front row,
John Magennis, trumpet, right end of front row

The Karl King Band performed in the Grandstand that evening, beginning with a pre-concert at 6:30 pm before the main celebration started at 7:00 pm.   The King Band last appeared at the Fair in Spencer for the 75th anniversary in 1992.   The nationally-known Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge Ia, was invited to join the 100th anniversary celebration of the Clay County Fair in Spencer on September 17, 2017.

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