- US ARC PH 2011.002.001
Part of Photographic postcard collection
2 photos of Genevieve Hovde in a country western costume, 1950s. Hovde began on the Sunset Valley Barn Dance musical variety show when it was still on the radio and she was 11 years old. Originally from River Falls, Wisconsin, Hovde, performed on the show well into the 50s, when it was on KSTP television. Winning an amateur contest for the Fall Festival in River Falls by singing, "God Bless America", Hovde was heard by a producer from KSTP and asked to perform on the variety show, which started in 1940 on the radio. As a regular cast member, Genevieve made the trip to St. Paul, Minnesota from River Falls, Wisconsin every Saturday.