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Portland, Oregon

; In 1910, they settled in Burns (Burns, Oregon) in an engineering camp known as the "Boston tents". Mary and Mott had one child, Glen, who learned from his mother how to play the fiddle starting at a young age. A classically trained violinist with a "love of children and... a deeply democratic view about making music", Dodge began teaching local children how to play string instruments, first in resident tents


Boston

making music", Dodge began teaching local children how to play string instruments, first in resident tents then in a photography studio. With assistance from parents and a professional flautist from Italy, who taught the children how to play wind instruments and conducted, Dodge assembled a small orchestra. According to former violin student Ruth Saunders, "All of the sighing, tooting


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