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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?

Homesteaders in front of sod house

The Homestead Act of 1862, which gave away 160 acre claims, was repealed in the lower 48 states in 1976. In Alaska, claims could be filed up to 1986! More...