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The way it was: Pavillion players -- 1957
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The way it was: Pavillion players -- 1957

Jan 6, 2013 - Staff

Some "hillbillies" were noticed going door to door in both downtown Lander and Riverton not long after New Year's in 1957.

They were the Pavillion Players, a theater group from Fremont County's smallest municipality.

The home-grown actors were staging a play called "Hillbilly Courtship" to raise money for a polio relief fund.

The play, written in 1936 by Austin Goetz, was described as "a farce in three acts."

In costume, they spent a Saturday visiting local businesses, meeting shoppers and selling tickets as they publicized the play a few days ahead of opening night at the old Pavillion High School gymnasium.

Performing in the comedy production were, from left, Earlene Fisher, Harvey Fisher, Delilah Morgan, Cecil Pickett, Gordon Honeycutt and Everett Honeycutt, pictured on Jan. 10 ,1957.

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