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Turner, Oregon and Marion County boasted a "well drilled brass band. The Turner Cornet Band was most active during the 1890s and furnished entertainment for a number of social and political events, including picnics and parades, throughout Marioun County. The group built their own octagon band stand for public playing in Turner on the west side of the mill race, between C and D streets, which stood until the early 1900s. The structure was later moved to the south end of 3rd street."
[Source: Heritage Research Associates Report No. 202. "Turner, Oregon: Historic Context Statement." By Jill. A. Chappel. June 16, 1997.]
The collection contains a volume consisting of meeting minutes and membership account information, and information is organized by date, from October 1, 1890 to December 1, 1897.
There are also loose papers containing name and pledge information regarding the fundraising campaign to build a new band stand.
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[Identification of item], Turner Cornet Band records, B 187, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.