The Kentucky Briarhoppers, 1959


When this photo was taken at Cincinnati's WKRC-TV's Country Jamboree in 1959, the Kentucky Briarhoppers were quickly becoming one of the country's most popular square dance groups. Members of the group included, front row, left to right: Faye Dorning, Helene McNew, Alice Baker, and Tillie Dominic. Back row, left to right: John Piccirillo, Jim Webb, Ray Mosely, and Carl Dominic. Standing in the back is Estil McNew, the group's manager.

(Photo courtesy of Rita Fishman.)