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Thread #92300   Message #1771419
Posted By: Goose Gander
28-Jun-06 - 04:45 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Colorado Trail
Subject: RE: Origins: Colorado Trail
According to Western Folklore, vol.15, no.2, (April 1956):

Folklorist Ethel Park Richardson won $100,000 on NBC's "The Big Surprise" televion quiz show for correctly answering a series of questions about folksongs, etc., one of which was regarding the name of the girl in "Colorado Trail" (from an AP dispatch to the Albuquerque Tribune, Dec. 12, 1955).