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[Gibson County Dulcimer #2]

The current owner located this instrument at the same time as Gibson Dulcimer #1. No other information known of its origins.

[Decatur County Dulcimer #1]

This instrument belonged to the grandmother of Charles Fiddler, whose family chiefly lived in Henderson County. "Harmonica" is written on one side of the instrument, along with an illustration of a cuckoo. On the bottom of the instrument are traces…

[Coffee County Dulcimer #1]

This dulcimer was purchased by Paul Pyle of Tullahoma, Tennessee in the early 1970s, and later sold by his wife to David Schnaufer in 2002. It

A label affixed to the side of the instrument reads as follows:


Mfg. & sold…

[Gibson County Dulcimer #3]

This instrument was built by Almus Crowe of Milan, Tennessee, likely in the 1960s. According to the builder, his instruments were modeled on 19th-century instruments from the West Tennessee region. The label inside reads as follows:

"No 9 A.…

[Giles County Dulcimer #1]

According to its oral history, this instrument originally belonged to Mary Elizabeth (Mary Lizzie) Follis Thurman (b. 1898), who was one of twelve children, and lived in Giles County, Tennessee, all her life. The current owner remembers it being in…

[Giles County Dulcimer #2]

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 #4]

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]

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]

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.