Living history in Eden
BY: Felice E. Krycia-associate editor | August 01, 2012
As part of the Eden Bicentennial Weekend that was held on July 26 through July 29, there were bus and trolley tours of the town on Saturday and Sunday.
Participants got a chance to view local points of interest, along with meeting some of the more famous past residents of the town during the one hour 20 minute tour. The buses and trolley traveled around Eden, stopping at different locations to allow these "historic residents" on board to share their stories.
Some of the cornerstones of the town that visitors got a chance to meet included: Col. Asa Warren; Emil Sorrg, the creator of the metal Kazoo, which is still manufactured in the Town of Eden; Dan Schweickhardt, who's homemade beer recipe supposedly made it big in Milwaukee and Ida Landon, the first woman supervisor in Eden, who made the bridge over Eden Valley happen. Pictured in the front row are: Sheila Harris (wearing white hat), as Mrs. Welch; Joyce Maggs, as greeter Flower Lady at Depot; Karen Smith, tour narrator; Leo DiBello as Godfrey Metz and Linda Meyer, tour narrator. Back row: Ray Klein as Dan Schweickhardt; Susan Minekime, tour narrator and co-chair of Bicentennial Committee; Dick Caldwell as William Hill, Carol King as Ida Landon; Ellen Kindley (wearing apron) as Mrs. Croop, Chris Naughton as Emil Sorg (creator of metal Kazoo); Gary Nobbs, Sr. as Asa Warren (Sunday); David Stickney as Bill Stickney, held-up in Eden Bank robbery, Carol Lewis, tour narrator; Cheryl Colvin, tour narrator and Tom Lewis, tour narrator. Missing from the photograph are: Gary Nobbs, Jr. as Asa Warren on Saturday, Karl Walker as Reverend Mertz, Linda Nellis, tour narrator, Christina Abt, tour narrator and narrator of the self-guided tour on CD; Gary Eye, co-producer and Sandy Blaz, costumes.