• Sunflowers abloom on the prairie.

    Homestead

    National Monument of America Nebraska

2012 Monumental Fiddling Championship

Fiddling

The 2012 Monumental Fiddling Championship on Saturday, May 26, 2012 was a fun day filled with music, excitement, and a performance by John McCutcheon!

Homestead would like to congratulate the winners of all three fiddling divisions.

Junior Division Fiddling Winners:

First place: Grant Fincham of Marysville, Kansas
Second place: Gretchen Mall of Seward, Nebraska
Third place: Oliver Schimitz of Axtell, Kansas

Senior Division Fiddling Winners:

First place:John Shaw of Lincoln, Nebraska
Second place: Elizabeth Poppe of Riley, Kansas
Third place: Larry Struble of Centennial, Colorado

Legends Division Fiddling Winners:

First place: Jason Shaw of Lincoln, Nebraska
Second place: Megan Poppe of Riley, Kansas
Third place: Joe Fedrizzi of Dearborn, Missouri

Great job to all of the fiddling competitors this year!

Did You Know?

Prairie

While plowing 1 acre of ground, the homesteader walked 10 miles. So to plow the required 10 acres for his homestead, the homesteader had to walk a minimum of 100 miles.