Remembering Chick Allen

Family Band

Evelyn Fullerton and family presented a musical program about her father, Earl “Chick” Allen, a pioneer of Branson’s entertainment and tourism industry.

Chick Allen was an original member of the Baldknobbers Jamboree, one of the first public relations representatives for Silver Dollar City, and owner of his own attraction, the former Wash Gibbs Museum, on Hwy. 76 at the Taney-Stone County line.

Allen played the jawbone of a mule among other instruments. He was also an expert on home remedies and lectured on Ozark medicinal roots and herbs at Washington University in St. Louis and William Jewel College near Kansas City.

Evelyn Fullerton, Allen’s eldest daughter, lead a group of family member musicians and guests in a musical tribute. Family members include granddaughters Judy Fullerton Rice and Jewelene Mabe, grandsons Jim Fullerton and Barry Mabe, and great grandson John Fullerton. Guest musicians were Jim Glaspy, Katey Glaspy and Louis Darby.

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The WRVHS exists to preserve, protect, and promote the cultural history of Taney County, Missouri, and the upper White River Valley region through public programs and educational events.

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