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[Giles County Dulcimer #2]

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This dulcimer was purchased by the current owner for his grandmother when he was in high school to replace her dulcimer which had burned years earlier in a house fire. He remembers hearing her talk of it often and located this one which had…

[Giles County Dulcimer #3]

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Found in a barn about 60 years ago, in Giles County in the Shores community, this dulcimer was probably made by Jasper Freeman, the current owner's great-grandfather.

[Giles County Dulcimer #4]

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Owned and built by Sarah Ellen Skeets Kieff (Jan. 6, 1890-Feb. 11, 1949) and her husband William Michael Kieff (Mar. 28, 1886-Sept. 25, 1949), probably in the late 1920s. At the time, they were living in Lester, Alabama (Limestone County). The…

[Giles County Dulcimer #5]

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This instrument belonged to the current owner's mother, Ella Whett Faulkenberry (maiden name), b. 1892, from Lincoln County, Tennessee. She had learned to play when she was very young, playing with a noter stick, or sometimes a clothes pin, and with…

[Giles County Dulcimer #6]

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This instrument, exhibiting a lot of noter wear, was probably built in the 1890s by Mark Page, grandfather of Alta May Page Hand, or possibly by her great-grandfather. Later owners tended to be in the Page family.

[Hamilton County Dulcimer #1]

This dulcimer was purchased by S. C. of Nashville, Tennessee, from Tom Hicks of Lookout Mountain, Georgia. He is a dulcimer builder who accepted this dulcimer in trade toward another dulcimer, and believed he had acquired it from a man who lived in…

[Hardin County Dulcimer #1]

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The previous owner, James Brady from Lexington, Kentucky, got this dulcimer from Crump, Tennessee, HW 64 between Adamsville and Savannah, Hardin County. It was found in the attic of a red log house near Shiloh National Park. Mr. Brady sanded it,…

[Hardin County Dulcimer #2]

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The current owner of this instrument reported that this instrument was given to his mother (b. 1906) when she was 13-14 years old by one Edna Garner, from Hardin County. The builder of this instrument reportedly made another like it. This particular…

[Hickman County Dulcimer #1]

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The owner of this instrument--whose mother (b. 1885) called it a "harmonica"--reported that it was in kept in the house of her grandmother, Mattie Lowe Petty. She in turn had come from Ohio in a covered wagon to Maury County, then to Hickman County.

[Lawrence [Wayne] County Dulcimer #1]

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This dulcimer originally came from Collinwood, Tennessee, and belonged to the Tucker family there as far back as the great-grandmother of one Mr. Tucker, now of Tiptonville. The nut and bridge of the instrument were replaced by its current owner.