On this Day Factola

August 26, 1924

The Birthday of Betty Barr Boilesen, a Friend of the Phonograph


Betty was was born in Elba, Nebraska in 1924 on a 650 acre ranch by a river and lots of cottonwood trees.

Read Betty's Memory of the Phonograph story HERE from when she was a little girl.

Read more Betty stories about growing up in Nebraska and check out why Betty's Birthday is celebrated with Lemonade, Ice Cream and a Cherry Mash.


Betty Ann Barr on the right holding the hand of her young niece Marjorie Ann Erickson c. 1928



Betty Ann with her parents Anna and Manley Barr



May 1938






1946 Honeymoon portrait




50th Anniversary









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