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-City Square Bandstand-

This newspaper photo shows the original City Park bandshell in 1913.  Looking west, the Duncombe Hotel is visible in the background, and the Colby Brothers Livery Stable is seen to the right of the bandshell.


Band manager Walt Engelbart worked to get a new bandshell, since the old one in City Square Park was in poor condition and too small to hold the band.  The Dedication Ceremony for the new bandstand was held as the final event of the Northwest Iowa Jubilee of 1930 when the Karl King band and nine other bands performed in Fort Dodge.

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For a 1980s fundraising project, a pen and ink drawing of the 1930 bandshell was commissioned and prints offered for purchase.

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Karl King conducts the massed band of 350 players for the Bandstand Dedication Ceremony.

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Karl King is pictured receiving a medal from C. V. Findlay, the Mayor of Fort Dodge.
The Karl King Band is shown seated on the bandstand.  View his medals.
Major George Landers, father of the Iowa Band Law, was one of the speakers.

1965 bandstand photo - click to enlarge
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This photo from the 1965 Memorial Day Celebration shows the City Square Bandshell from a view looking southwest.

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