It's Fun To Hunt
October 8, 2020 - in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic
More than 50 years ago, the noted New England caller and dance historian Ralph Page started sharing information he had gleaned from searching through old newspapers and other journals. In more than a dozen articles in his Northern Junket magazine, Page described dance events ranging from public events to small family gatherings, all presented under the headline “It's Fun To Hunt.” In recent years, others have found new ways to collect the history of different forms of country dancing. I'd like to share some examples and encourage readers to start their own quests.