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Chautauqua Big Sky Tour
New Old Time Chautauqua's 2007 Tour: Big Sky. The tour took us through Spokane, WA, and into Montana, including Troy, Eureka, Browning, Missoula, Polson & Hot Springs.

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Date(s): July 17-31, 2007. Album by Michelle Bates. Photos by Michelle Bates. 1 - 261 of 261 Total. 867 Visits.
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Chef Tiberio & Ben cook up the first dinner of the tour in Spokane Edit

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Four guys, two guitars, 3 red hats Edit

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First show of the tour, at the beautiful Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane, WA Edit

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Nanda warming up at the Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane Edit

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the Costume Carousel Edit

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Fighting Instruments of Karma Marching Chamber Band/Orchestra waiting for their big entrance. Edit

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The Planets warm up the Spokane audience Edit

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Faith Petric and friends Edit

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David Clay disrobes while juggling. Edit

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Daniel, Contact Juggler Extraordinaire Edit

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Dream models Haute Trash Fashion Edit

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Shoehorn toots and taps away. Edit

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Baby Gramps Edit

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Dream & Verne Edit

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Howard Patterson presents An Inconvenient Truth Edit

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Nanda! Edit

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Marquee at the Bing Crosby Theater, Spokane Edit

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The Planets Edit

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You're either on the bus or... Edit

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Daily schedule boards Edit

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Community potluck in Troy, MT Edit

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Morgan and Tyler Edit

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Packing, or unpacking? Edit

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The Eureka kitchen Edit

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"Attention Chautauquans!" Edit

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Misha models the latest style in clown noses Edit

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Pom shows how to make a guitar Edit

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Excitement at the Drumming workshop Edit

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Faith and Kym share melodies in the song swap workshop. Edit

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Kevin's bus Edit

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The first supermarket parade, in Troy Edit

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David & Tasche de la Rocha Edit

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The Fighting Instruments of Karma open the Troy show Edit

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Stephen Bent, aka "Foolio" with his backup jugglers Edit

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Dream & Verne Edit

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Joannie Murayama, NOTC tour organizer, and Ralph, our local contact Edit

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Escaping the heat in Troy. Edit

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Cleaning the borrowed movie screen Edit

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The Chautauqua bus (a little calmer) Edit

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Lunch in the shade in Eureka Edit

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Parading through Eureka, MT Edit

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Daniel gives a workshop in contact juggling Edit

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A young girl's fancy turns to juggling Edit

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Music-making workshop Edit

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Dream teaches acrobatics to the local kids Edit

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Song circle, with Faith, Eben and Kym Edit

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Spike & Boom Boom Edit

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Nanda Edit

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Lunch Edit

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Swimming stop between Troy and Browning Edit

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Forming a bag tied in the middle Edit

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Exploring our new home; the Browning Boarding School Edit

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gorgeous Montana scenery Edit

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Selecting costumes Edit

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Kevin and SomerJoe Hornbuckle Edit

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Getting ready for the Browning High School show Edit

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Nancy getting ready for the Browning show Edit

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the real reason we had kids Edit

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Warming up the Land Fill-harmonic's home-made instruments Edit

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Parading through Browning Edit

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Parade between ice cream and sporting goods Edit

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Sara applies make-up and decoration Edit

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The crowd in Browning, including many members of the Blackfeet tribe Edit

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FIOK, with Stephen Bent at the helm Edit

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Jasmine wows the crowd, including local family members Edit

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Diane Chaplin on the home-made cello Edit

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The Land Fill-harmonic Edit

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Our heros! Edit

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Entertainment outside during the fire alarm Edit

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Ray presents Joannie to the crowd Edit

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For a well-deserved round of applause Edit

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and a standing ovation! Edit

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Alex Edit

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"Native Pride" Edit

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Erin McNamara with her uncle, Alan Racine Edit

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Basketball challenge game Edit

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Everbody helps clean... Edit

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Ben's bus undergoing emergency surgery Edit

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Faith at Running Eagle Falls Edit

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Tiberio's special salad mixer Edit

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Ray leads the group in a ceremony inside the beehive burner in Missoula Edit

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Ending with the Hokey Pokey Edit

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Kevin gives his bus some TLC Edit

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Parading through Missoula Edit

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Backstage at the Missoula show Edit

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Saw a real, old time, Chautauqua as a girl Edit

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Jasper Patterson MCs Edit

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Papa Ray Noodlini joins the family act Edit

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Haute Trash in Missoula Edit

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Alex entertains on the web Edit

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"Teddy Bear's Picnic" played as a dirge Edit

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A goodbye ceremony for departing Chautauquans Edit

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Morgan, the recycling goddess Edit

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Deconstructing the yurt without a ladder - pulling the safety cable Edit

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Removing the roof skin Edit

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Pulling the rafters, one by one... Edit

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Backstage at the Polson High School show Edit

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Parading through Hot Springs, MT Edit

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The Longest March Edit

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Still marching... Edit

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When Misha leads, the band could go anywhere... Edit

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Still, still, still marching Edit

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Joey Pipia spreads the magic Edit

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Howard gives his presentation in a blessedly air-conditioned room Edit

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Aaaaaaaaaa!!!! Edit

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Steven Bent: trombonist, juggler, levitator! Edit

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Tiberio's pasta-making class Edit

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Packing Ben's van Edit

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Joannie with local contact Janell Clarke Edit

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The buses depart for Idaho Edit

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Thanks for the pictures and thanks to all of the Chautauquans for continuing to dream the dreams
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Tom Noddy | www.bubblemagic.com, Sat, 9 Feb 2008 2:01AM
Thanks for the memories, Michelle.
I can imagine the glorious but time-consuming photo gleaning process.
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Spike Wilder, Mon, 4 Feb 2008 12:22PM
Thank you for sharing
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