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Fair Organs in Ramona Park, Grand Rapids, Mich.
By Hal Davis

[ Chris Carlisle wrote about Paul Eakins' 87-key Gavioli fair
 [ organ, "The Darling Madam Laura":

> It appeared on a large carousel in Grand Rapids, Michigan,
> from around 1909 to 1955 ...

The Gavioli was in Ramona Park in Grand Rapids until the mid
'fifties, along with two other large organs.  I believe Paul
Eakins bought all three of them, and the last I'd heard was that
they were owned by Disney and in storage in Florida.  Wonder
what the actual truth is.  It's been a long, long time since
I heard these organs in person.

Hal Davis

(Message sent Wed 30 Nov 2005, 14:40:46 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Fair, Grand, Mich, Organs, Park, Ramona, Rapids

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