I’ve Got the Music in Me…

Looking back…
970154_10151562598468441_294819685_nIt’s funny how popular lyrics from our youth can stick with us throughout the long and winding road.  On a summer breeze, you can imagine being a free bird singing  joy to the world while  discovering it’s a wonderful world during the best days of your life.  I can see clearly now as you close your eyes, sing along and are transported to a magical mystery tour. In reality, all we are doing is stayin’ alive until we reach that stairway to heaven and fly like an eagle. 

buffalo rose reunion 1Mark your calendars:

Charlie Roth & Buffalo Rose Reunion ~ Gary American Legion ~ Saturday, July 19, 2014 ~ Gary, South Dakota ~ Canby, MN Theater Benefit Dance

It’s sundown so bye, bye, Miss American pie…

The Chicken House

Blind School Chicken House

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Former South Dakota School for the Blind:  The Chicken House

The South Dakota School for the Blind was officially opened in Gary, South Dakota on March 1, 1900, under the Board of Charities and Corrections. The citizens of Gary were instrumental in pursuing the location of a state “Blind Asylum” in their community and offered the former Court House as a facility.

The Deuel County Court House building was torn down and this chicken house was made from the wood, thus, putting into practice the old saying, “Waste not, want not.”   I’m guessing it would have been built sometime in the 1920’s since they moved the Court House building to just east of the administration building in 1903 and a photo taken in 1930 appears to have the chicken house in the background.  The history hounds in Gary, SD may have a more accurate date.

~ Gary, South Dakota History Book  1872-1997

~ History of SD School for the Blind and Visually Impaired