You’ve got Trouble, right here in River City
We’re going to skip around a bit on our travels as I’m not keeping up with our travels. I’ll go back and fill in the rest of Utah and Wyoming and Nebraska.Instead, we’re in Iowa.Finally, we got to the Music Man Square in Mason City, Iowa! We’ve gone across Iowa twice but never got up here. We read about it on tripadvisor.com, the reviews were good, the photos looked inviting so we booked at a nice RV park nearby in Clear Lake, Iowa.Meredith Wilson wrote the musical, “Music Man” back in the 50’s and it’s one of our favorites. Robert Preston is fabulous as the con man (Harold Hill) who comes to a small town in Iowa to sell the locals on a boy’s band. Shirley Jones is the librarian who sees right through him. Fabulous, memorable tunes. We watched it the night before going to refresh our memories.
Meredith Wilson lived here until he was 17. We got a great tour.
Large statue of Meredith at the entrance. He played piccolo with John Philip Souza at the age of 19! Then went into the NY…
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