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Western trio entertains Cub Scouts
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Cass County Boys was formed in 1936 in Texas with accordionist Fred Martin, guitarist Jerry Scoggins and bassist Bert Dodson. They performed often on Gene Autry's Melody Ranch radio program and appeared in many Autry movies and some of his television shows. Scoggins later went on to sing the theme song for the Beverly Hillbillies television program. The group was inducted to the Western Music Association Hall of Fame in 1996.
Photograph caption dated June 11, 1956 reads "Cass County Boys, left to right, Bert Dodson, Fred Martin and Jerry Scoggins play Western music for Cub Scouts Pack 139 of Campbell Hall School, North Hollywood, as, left to right, Robert D. Chadwick, committee chairman, Roy Leonard, 11, and Scotty Holden, 9, listen attentively."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Cass County Boys (Musical group)
Campbell Hall School (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Students
Boy Scouts of America
Men--California--Los Angeles
Boys--California--Los Angeles
Musicians--California--Los Angeles
Cub Scouts--California--Los Angeles
Accordion--California--Los Angeles
Guitar--California--Los Angeles
Double bass--California--Los Angeles
Uniforms--California--Los Angeles
North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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