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Don Armstrong, 1970

Bob Osgood’s text as it appeared inSets in Order / Square Dancing magazine Don ArmstrongInternational minister of square dancing goodwill might well be the title for our cover caller Don Armstrong. Dated as recently as last November, he was calling and explaining American Square Dancing to enthusiasts in the Canal Zone, to residents of Chile …

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Al Brundage, 1970

Bob Osgood’s text as it appeared inSets in Order / Square Dancing magazine Al BrundageHow many callers today are able to call with equal ability the latest singing call or patter call combination and then turn around and deliver with a nostalgic flavor, dances reminiscent of the late 1930s and 40s? Al Brundage is one …

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Bill Castner, 1983

Bob Osgood’s text as it appeared inSets in Order / Square Dancing magazine (Note: We have been unable to locate a Gene Anthony portrait of Castner; it is not at the Lloyd Shaw Foundation Dance Center.) Bill CastnerBill Castner was inducted (posthumously) into the Square Dance Hall of Fame. It was a serious moment on the last …

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Marshall Flippo, 1970

Bob Osgood’s text as it appeared inSets in Order / Square Dancing magazine Marshall FlippoThe year was 1951 and our hero, recently released from Uncle Sam’s Navy, became entranced with square dancing, particularly with calling. A caller-friend in Abilene who had a room filled with records, public address equipment and wire recorder, attracted daily visits …

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Ed Gilmore, 1961

Bob Osgood’s text as it appeared inSets in Order / Square Dancing magazine Ed GilmoreWe first remember Ed Gilmore when he was running a paint store in Yucaipa, a suburb of Los Angeles, and calling and teaching square dances at night in and around Riverside and Redlands. This was back in the late 1940s. Long …

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Cal Golden, 1978

Bob Osgood’s text as it appeared inSets in Order / Square Dancing magazine Cal GoldenThe American Square Dance Society this month announces that Cal Golden, Hot Springs, Arkansas, has been inducted into the Square Dance Hall of Fame and his portrait added to the Hall of Fame display in Sets in Order Hall, Los Angeles. …

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Les Gotcher, 1979

Bob Osgood’s text as it appeared inSets in Order / Square Dancing magazine Les GotcherFew contemporary callers have left their mark so indelibly engraved in the shaping of today’s square dance picture than the latest caller to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Les Gotcher, who today lives in Zephyrhills, Florida, where he presently …

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