Gene Goforth cracks a smile during the Land of Mark Twain Fiddle Championship in Hannibal, Missouri, 1987. Howard Marshall photo.

Gene Goforth

Shannon County, Missouri

Bob Walters, second from left, poses with a group of musicians including Bob Christeson (standing behind his melodeon). R.P. Christeson collection photo.

Bob Walters

Tekamah, Nebraska

Nile Wilson plays fiddle in a darkened room.

Nile Wilson

Bucklin, Missouri

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Casey Jones

Shenandoah, Iowa

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Lonnie Robertson

Springfield, Missouri

Taylor McBaine waits backstage at a contest. Howard Marshall photo.

Taylor McBaine

Columbia, Missouri

Bob stands in the front yard of his home south of Ava.

Bob Holt

Ava, Missouri

John White stands at the old Lily Dale one-room schoolhouse where he played square dances for many years. Betty White photo.

John White

Hallsville, Missouri

Lyman Enloe got his start in fiddle music by playing guitar for his half-brother and father, both fiddlers. Amy Skillman photo.

Lyman Enloe


Jake Hockemeyer poses with his fiddle in front of a cabinet full of trophies from fiddle contests.

Jake Hockemeyer

Callaway County, Missouri