Summer Festival in Riverview Park


1939 - The Germania Broadcast Circus Festival was held on July 30th in Riverview Park. Former Governor Dwight Green, Lt. Gov. John Stelle and Postmaster Ernest J. Kruetgen were among the honored guests present at the affair. As a major attraction, William L. Klein staged a short version of "Pagliacci" featuring the late Leonardo Aramesco. A complete soccer tournament was climaxed by a feature game between the German American AC, and the Swedish-American A.A. The throngs in attendance also thrilled to the artists' concert, Professor Kaltenmeier, dancing in the pavilion, Alpine Garden, male chorus, folk dances and the presentation of honored guests.