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The Eveleth Clown Band has been playing at Iron Range events since 1945. Founded by veterans returning from World War II they were initially sponsored by Mesaba Range VFW Post 1172. They are no longer sponsored by the post but their historic bass drum has that original sponsorship painted on it.
I met and first photographed Paul (Tucky) at the Gilbert, Minnesota, July Fourth parade in 1986. Here was a striking man in a Playboy outfit complete with fishnet stockings and 6 inch heels. I have been photographing the band ever since. Like most Rangers hearing the band play old familiar tunes such as, “In Heaven There Is No Beer”, or “Tequila” I smile, laugh and sway to the music. The effect of the band at community events is electric.
Although personnel have changed the good time spirit persists.

Paul's new dress, Eveleth, Minnesota 1997
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Paul, July 4th, Eveleth, Minnesota 1997
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Paul, July 4th, Eveleth, Minnesota 1998
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Paul's new dress, Eveleth, Minnesota 1999
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Janko's Reunion, Mountain Iron, Minnesota 1999
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Jamie, Kara and Paul, Eveleth, Minnesota 2000
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Merritt Days, Mountain Iron, Minnesota 2014
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Joe's Place, Melrude, Minnesota 2017
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After Practice, Fayal Township, Minnesota 2014
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Nick, July 3rd, Gilbert, Minnesota 2017
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Timmy, Band Practice, Eveleth, Minnesota 1996
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Mike, July 3rd, Gilbert, Minnesota 1999
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Eggy's, July 4th, Eveleth, Minnesota 2016
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Alyssa, July 3rd, Gilbert, Minnesota 2016
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Lance, July 3rd, Gilbert, Minnesota 2015
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CJ, July 3rd, Gilbert, Minnesota 2017
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Practice, Fayal Township, Minnesota 2014
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Business Meeting, Eveleth, Minnesota 2014
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