Faye Bremer, Luverne, holds a banner with 55 Tri-State Band Festival buttons attached. Bremer unintentionally collected the buttons herself and from her Salon 75 clients. She’s missing one — 1956 — and learned no button was made in 1966. The 1965 event was canceled, and those buttons were used the following year.

Collecting buttons

Faye Bremer blames the unintended collection of Tri-State Band Festival buttons on her late grandfather.

Walter Greene worked as a bill clerk for the South Dakota Senate. Bremer inherited his bucket full of political campaign buttons and would casually toss the buttons from the Tri-State Band Festivals into the bucket.


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