Minstrel Show Change 1940

LIONS CLUB MINSTREL SHOW CHANGED TO TUESDAY   From the Colon Express newspaper, October 31, 1940: “The date of the Lions Club Minstrel Show has been changed from Friday night, November 8, to Tuesday night, November 5th.  This change was … Continue reading

Lamore’s and Watson in Lions Minstrel 1940

THE LAMORE’S AND MONK WATSON ASSIST IN LIONS MINSTREL   From the Colon Express newspaper, October 24, 1940: “The script is written, the rehearsals are under way, and the Lions Club Minstrel, to be presented at Hill’s Opera House on … Continue reading

4th Of July in Colon, 1906; Monk Watson

The 4th of July in Colon, About 1906-‘07   From the July 6, 1977 Colon Express; signed Monk Watson, HDQ Co. 125th Inf., 32nd Red Arrow Div., World War I:  “The day would start with some of the Old Soldiers, … Continue reading

Monk Remembers Colon

Monk Watson’s Memories of Colon “I guess if I tried to recall a lot of the rather interesting things that have happened to me right here in Colon over the years, and I mean over the years. I’ve been around … Continue reading

Monk Watson Remembers Childhood

Monk Watson remembers his childhood in Colon   Monk Watson had a very long and illustrious career as a bandleader, magician, and all around entertainer. As a matter of fact, he once worked vaudeville as a partner with a man … Continue reading

Monk Watson at 82

  Monk Watson, age 82, still dazzles audiences   Sturgis Journal, August 20, 1976. By Mrs. Robert Johnson: “ COLON – Donald William Watson, better known in the magic world as “Monk Watson,” is a man of numerous talents, which … Continue reading

Monk Watson and the American Legion

Monk Watson and American Legion   From the Sturgis Journal April 2, 1969: March 15, 1919, World War I, officers and enlisted men swarmed into Paris, France, to help organize an American servicemen’s club. This organization later became known as … Continue reading

Monk Remembers Show Business

Monk Watson Remembers Show Business   From The “TOPS” Magazine, July 1968. By Monk Watson: “Another month and again I had several people write and ask me to write about the Show Business that I once knew. Gosh, it makes … Continue reading

The End of the Palace

The End Of The Palace Theatre   From “The TOPS Magazine, June 1968, by Monk Watson: “I could name at least fifty theatres named The Palace, across the country, and I guess I’ve played most of them in my lifetime. … Continue reading

Duke Stern’s Unusual Trip

Duke Stern Takes An Unusual Trip   From “TOPS” Magazine, May 1968. By Duke Stern: “On Wednesday, March 27th, Recil Bordner, owner of Abbott’s, and your humble scribe, went to New Haven, Conn., to complete the purchase of the Petrie-Lewis … Continue reading