From Judy Hill
Gary Eller, an Idaho resident who was born and raised in Wetzel County, is seeking early songs about specific Wetzel County people, places, and events. Examples would be songs about railroads, floods, revivals, historical local figures, and tragedies. Songs of the pre-radio era (ca. 1923) are especially sought. While sheet music is of interest, generally the best songs come from archival sources including handwritten lyrics.
If enough early Wetzel County area songs can be found, Gary may put together a book/CD similar to his recently published “Early Songs of Southern Idaho and the Immigrant Trails”. To learn about the types of songs of greatest interest, see the Idaho Songs Project Web page at www.bonafidaho.com/idahosongs.htm. Gary can be reached e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 208-442-8844.