Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.
Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.
Bonnie and Donnie Staples' house Clevie Dunham's store, Swan's Island, ca. 1940Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society This home…
George Dunham married Susan Pratt, and in 1834 formed Seabury and Dunham with his wife’s brother-in-law Albion Seabury.