Artifacts VII

Cassville High School in Cassville, MO, the educational institutionĀ attended by Chet Helms from September 1956 to June 1958 when his family lived in The Ozarks for a couple of years. Chet says that he and his brothers enjoyed a Tom Sawyerish existence in those days, exploring the woods and fishing for trout in Flat Creek.

Published in: on December 10, 2009 at 6:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

Artifacts VI

The December 1966 rental agreement for The Avalon Ballroom. Contrary to popular belief, Chet Helms and his Family Dog partners never had a lease for The Avalon. The arrangementĀ  was month-to-month, which resulted in periodic, increasingly heatedĀ discussions with the landlord over rent increases.

Published in: on December 2, 2009 at 5:34 pm  Leave a Comment