Museum the New Llano Colony

Frank Plaga


Family Information:  


Pre-Colony History:  

Home in Colony: In March 1933 a group departed for the new unit at Gila, New Mexico, along with RV Shoemaker and his wife, Ann; McCullough and his wife; Beanfellow, shoemaker; Dan Taran, blacksmith; Royal Thompson, Kenfield, Charley Desiderio, Frank Plaga, farmers; John Neill, poultryman; Ludwig Mahler, butcher; and Milton Maki, machinist; with Warren Mitchell and Lee Fread as chauffeurs. The chauffeurs would not stay, but return to the colony with the truck. That was two fiddles, a guitar and a flute lost from the orchestra...

He was living at the Gila location in 1934. 

Job in Colony: At Gila in December 1933 he, Goodwin, Kennedy and Skinner harvested turnips -- three wagon loads in all. Also, he and Skinner were doing fall plowing.

In April 1934, still at Gila, he was drilling barley.  

Other Info: In March 1935 he and Ludwig Mahler sang in German with Mahler playing the guitar. Louis Roedemeister joined in before they'd finished.  

Post-Colony History:  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": March 25, 1933, December 2, 1933, April 14, 1934, March 2, 1935  


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