Barber cuts prices, band takes summer off and other historical tidbits
The Tokay Band gave many concerts in Lodi from 1907 to the early 1940s. Here, shown in 1915, are members in the top row, from left: Jack Gordon, William Moore, Lincoln Granads, Demas Pope, Floyd Lyons, Perry Pope. Second row, from left: Louis Springer, Ed Pope, John Austabaugh, George Hepper, William Schnabel, Arthur Adams. Front row, from left: Dean Thompson, Christian Rageth, Frank Johnson, band director John Bauer, Ralph Clark, Otto Schunke and barber Ed Stark on the big bass drum.
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 9:30 pm
Early newspapers provide little windows into everyday life as it was lived a century ago. In the summer of 1914, it was apparent that raising donations was as difficult then as it is now.
The Tokay Band, organized in July 1907, consisted of local businessmen and farmers who loved to play music for community events. Directed by John Bauer, the band traditionally played summer concerts in the park, but asked for a little money to help pay for uniforms, sheet music and other expenses. However, there was a problem in 1914.
Friday, June 20, 2014 9:30 pm.