Richard Colburn Photographer
Tucky, July 3rd Parade, Gilbert, Minnesota 1986Paul and MaryAnne Before the Eveleth July 4th Parade, Eveleth, Minnesota 1994MaryAnne, Timmy and Paul planning a new outfit, Eveleth, Minnesota 1995MaryAnne, Timmy and Paul planning a new outfit, Eveleth, Minnesota 1995MaryAnne, Timmy and Paul planning a new outfit, Eveleth, Minnesota 1995Timmy and Paul planning a new outfit, Eveleth, Minnesota 1995MaryAnne, Paul and Timmy planning a new outfit, Eveleth, Minnesota 1995MaryAnne and Paul planning for this year's dress, Eveleth, Minnesota 1996MaryAnne and Paul planning for this year's dress, Eveleth Minnesota 1996MaryAnne and Paul, July 4th, Eveleth, Minnesota 1996MaryAnne and Paul Before the Eveleth July 4th Parade, Eveleth,Minnesota 1996MaryAnne and Paul Before the Eveleth July 4th Parade, Eveleth,Minnesota 1996Paul's new dress, Eveleth, Minnesota 1997Paul and MaryAnne, July 4th, Eveleth, Minnesota 1997Paul, July 4th, Eveleth, Minnesota 1997MaryAnne and Paul, July 4th, Eveleth, Minnesota 1998MaryAnne and Paul , July 4th, Eveleth, Minnesota 1998Paul, July 4th, Eveleth, Minnesota 1998Paul's new dress, Eveleth, Minnesota 1999Paul and MaryAnne, July 4th, Eveleth, Minnesota 1999Jamie, Kara and Paul, Eveleth, Minnesota 2000Paul and Vickie, Heritage Days, Two Harbors, Minnesota 2016Vickie and Tucky, Heritage Days, Two Harbors, Minnesota 2015Tucky, Heritage Days, Two Harbors, Minnesota 2016Merritt Days, Mountain Iron, Minnesota 2014Hoagie, Clown Band Reunion, Margie's Roosevelt, Eveleth, Minnesota 2016Clown Band Reunion, Margie's Roosevelt, Eveleth, Minnesota 2016Clown Band Reunion, Margie's Roosevelt, Eveleth, Minnesota 2016Janko's Reunion, Mountain Iron , Minnesota 1999Patricia, Slovenian National Home, Doc "Moonlight" Graham Days, Chisholm, Minnesota 2015Flaimers, Before Bergy's Memorial, Virginia, Minnesota 2106Ariel and Missy, Tom & Jerry's, Chisholm, Minnesota 2014Spang, Dirty Ores Roller Derby Night, Hippodrome, Eveleth, Minnesota 2015After Practice, Fayal Township, Minnesota 2014Timmy, Band Practice, Eveleth, Minnesota 1996Mike, July 3rd, Gilbert, Minnesota 1999Eggy's, July 4th, Eveleth, Minnesota 2016July 3rd, Gilbert, Minnesota 2016Practice, Margie's Roosevelt Bar, Eveleth, Minnesota 2015Katy, Merrill and Madeline, Clown Band Reunion, Eveleth, Minnesota 2016Lance, July 3rd, Gilbert, Minnesota 2015Amy and Patricia, Slovenian National Home,
Doc "Moonlight" Graham Days, Chisholm, Minnesota 2015Ethan's, Merritt Days, Mountain Iron, Minnesota 2014Tork At The Servicemen's Club After The Land Of The Loon Parade, Virginia, Minnesota 1996Kyle at the Magic Bar Before The Land of the Loon Parade, , Virginia,Minnesota 2012Tork, Returning From Two Harbors, Minnesota 1995Brandon, After The Land of the Loon Parade, Popper's, Virginia, Minnesota 2012Alex Before The Land of the Loon Parade, Virginia, Minnesota 2012Ted at Okies Arrowhead after the Land Of The Loon Parade,  Virginia, Minnesota 1997Jack after The Land of the Loon Parade, Poppers, Virginia, Minnesota 2012Tony at Pepper's Before the Eveleth July 4th Parade, Ely Lake, Minnesota 1994Ethan After The Land of the Loon Parade, Popper’s Bar, Virginia, Minnesota 2008Vito After the Merritt Days Parade, Mountain Iron, Minnesota 1999Vito and the band at Margie's Roosevelt, Eveleth, Minnesota, July 3, 2001Tisky Before the Gilbert July 3rd Parade, Eveleth, Minnesota 1995Ben and Teddy, July 4th Reveille, Ely Lake, Minnesota 2104Practice, Fayal Township, Minnesota 2014Practice, Margie's Roosevelt, Eveleth, Minnesota 2014Business Meeting, Eveleth, Minnesota 2014Langer, Joni & Paul, Fall Meeting, Rustic Rock Supper Club, Eveleth, Minnesota 2009Fall Meeting, Hoagies Bar, Eveleth, Minnesota  2008Seth,  Before The Land Of The Loon Parade, Magic Bar, Virginia, Minnesota 2009Margo, Sports Page, Virginia, Minnesota 2014Before the July 3rd Parade, The Sand Bar, Gilbert, Minnesota, 2013Langer at Janko's After the Merritt Days Parade 1999Sean at Pepper's Before the Eveleth July 4th Parade, Ely Lake, Minnesota 1995Puck Days, Margie’s Roosevelt, Eveleth, Minnesota 2008Naomi and Binzy, Before the Land of the Loon Parade, Magic Bar, Virginia, Minnesota 2013Chaka, Vito and Bergy at the Aurora Centennial Parade, Aurora, Minnesota 2003Joey and Cindy After the Peter Mitchell Days Parade, Babbitt, Minnesota 2000Clown Camp, Heritage Days, Two Harbors, Minnesota 2016Clown Camp, Heritage Days, Two Harbors, Minnesota 2016
Eveleth Clown Band
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, “There is No Beer in Heaven”, 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.
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