SINGING FOR THE COWS-“Homesteading a Dream” Play Showings-February 21st & 22nd

Templin Family Photos024SINGING FOR THE COWS “Homesteading a Dream”

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Hutchinson Event Center
1005 MN Hwy 15 -Hutchinson, MN – 320-234-5656
McLeod County Historical Society & Museum
380 School Road NW – Hutchinson, MN – 320-587-2109
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
15 Franklin Street SW- Hutchinson, MN -320-587-7278

Ticket Price: $10.00
Saturday, February 21st-7pm & Sunday, February 22nd– 2PM

at the Hutchinson Event Center 3M room

-One Woman Historical Play-Special History Insert-
THE TEMPLIN FAMILY-Taken from The 1978 History of McLeod County:

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Meet & Greet the Star of
SINGING FOR THE COWS-Deborah Templin,
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Barn Display, & Eat delicious CAKE from
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At the Hutchinson Event Center following the last
performance on Sunday, February 22nd

Continued from our December/January Newsletter…Verda Templin’s Mother, Emma Behlers was a dressmaker in Glencoe for about nine years. She married Herman November 30, 1919. The five children of Herman and Emma Graupmann besides Verda were Achim, who married Frances
Exsted, Carmen Holum, Hillard who married Rose Jensen, and Eldora King-”Dody”. What progress we have seen since my mother, (Emma Graupmann) told of her father reading the Bible aloud to his family as they stripped feathers for down pillows by candle light. It took three days to travel to
Carver for flour, and lard was used to grease the wagon axles. Dirt roads have become super highways and we have come from no radios to transistor Radios—electricity, to colored televisions—airplanes to put world travel into everyone’s reach—even missiles going to the moon—what next?
THE GRAUPMANN FAMILY William Graupmann was one of six brothers and three sisters who came to the Glencoe area from Magdelburg, Scherwerin Germany in 1868. He left Germany on November 3rd on the Harmonia and arrived in Minnesota December 3rd, 1868. After a short time he returned to St. Paul and worked in a woodyard there. One day he happened to be a the levee when a steamboat arrived from New Ulm, MN. He decided to try his hand at steam boating and made a trip up the river to New Ulm. He next made a trip to St. Louis and did not return to Minnesota for six years. In that time he was employed on steamboats man the Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio rivers, eventually becoming a First Mate. During one of these trips he made the acquaintance of Buffalo Bill, and being adventurous, became a U.S. Government scout under him with headquarters in Fort Kyle, Montana. On his return to Minnesota in 1874 his family persuaded him to remain here. A year later he married Mary Dittmer of Hamburg. He purchased 120 acres southeast of Glencoe in Helen Township for $1,400 from a man named Klanck. Klanck was a Civil War Veteran and had obtained the land with government script, or soldiers’ grant. The grant was signed by Abraham Lincoln and William and his family treasured that document. Little of the land was cleared and the young pioneer and his wife were forced to work hard and face privations. During the first year their log cabin home was destroyed by fire while they were attending a wedding. They lost everything but the clothes they were wearing. The husband had worked all winter the year before getting the logs out for the cabin, and now it was gone, up in flames. Undeterred, he immediately built another one. Their first crop yielded only 34 bushels of wheat. They became the parents of four sons and three daughters. William farmed the home place and was a McLeod County Commissioner.  Herman, a Biscay farmer, was active in getting REA to this area. Albert farmed in the Hamburg area and also had a ditching business. Louis, a butter maker retired as President of Marigold Dairies. The girls were: Emma Bergseth, Martha Muller, and Mary Gruenhagen.
Deb Templin promo PictureDeborah Jean Templin has played leading roles at America’s most prestigious theatre companies.   During this past holiday season, Ms. Templin was featured in Mary Poppins as “Miss Andrew”, “Queen Victoria” and  “Bird Woman” at Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre. Her national tours include Mamma Mia!, Titanic, Baby, Annie and The Passion of Dracula.  Ms. Templin is the 2013 New Hampshire Theatre Award winner for her work as “Frau Blucher” in Brook/Meehan’s Young Frankenstein. Ms. Templin was given Philadelphia’s Barrymore Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her work as chanteuse “Kay Goodman” in Dennis Deal’s Nite Club Confidential.  The Los Angeles Arts Council awarded her the Richard Burton Award in Acting, and Deborah Jean is the proud product of rural McLeod County, Minnesota!

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