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1952: John Sebastion will be here

1952January 31, 1952John Sebastian will be here February 19World-famous harmonica virtuoso due for concert at Opera House next monthA real treat’s in the offing for Aspen residents! John Sebastian, whose harmonica music has enthralled audiences in Europe and America, who is ranked first in the world on this versatile instrument, will be the first artist to appear in the Winter Concert Series at the Wheeler Opera House. Mr. Sebastian will play on Tuesday evening, February 19, at 8:30 p.m.Probably more than on Aspen home can boast records made by John Sebastian. He is a perennial favorite on records, in radio and on television. His artistry is equally well known in concert halls and in night clubs … his genius is equally at home among the classics or in the popular field. In the words of a Canadian music critic, John Sebastian has done for the harmonica what Andres Segovia has done for the guitar. He has raised a greatly underestimated instrument to the first rank in the solo field. Among the obscure musical works of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, he has discovered and transcribed for harmonica many pieces which might never have been performed without his researches. June 26, 1952Huge landslide blocks Snowmass Valley RoadA tremendous landslide occurred last Friday on the Christiansen Ranch on Snowmass that has to be seen to be believed. Half a mountain slid down into the valley blocking the road, even covering the creek that at that point was on the far side of the valley. The creek was not dammed as it evidently is cutting its own channel under the debris. The slide is approximately two miles long starting far up the mountain on the west dropping down to a wide bench and then continuing on across the valley floor where at that point the valley is approximately half a mile wide.The path of the slide is approximately half a mile wide with an estimated depth of up to 75 feet. Pitkin County immediately put a grader and cat on the road into upper Snowmass from Brush Creek getting it into shape for travel to Snowmass Falls Ranch and to Snowmass Lodge. The Christiansen brothers, David and Perry, lost 14 head of purebred bucks by drowning, but luckily they had moved a large band of sheep from the exact spot where the slide came down. Horses had been in a pasture high on the mountainside in the path of the slide, but they had just been moved the day before. Besides the bucks the Christiansens lost a good many acres of lush creek meadowland. December 11, 1952Dentist moves into new home-office in AspenDr. and Mrs. J. E. Markle, formerly of Lyons, Kansas, moved into their attractive modernistic house last week and are at home finally to their many Aspen friends made since their arrival last summer.One part of the new home was especially built for the dental office of Dr. Markle. This portion of the building is on the east and contains a waiting room, modern operating room with x-ray, and a laboratory and dark room.Dr. Markle is now ready to serve the people of Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley with experience gained through many years of practice in Lyons, where both Dr. and Mrs. Markle were born and raised.

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