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Almon D. Manes, Clearwater, Idaho

We received a note from George and Iola Hatley about the recent death of a friend of the ApHC. Almon D. Manes, 85, a lifelong resident of Clearwater, Idaho, passed away Feb. 11, 2009. Mr. Manes was a rancher, fiddle maker and pilot. He was Idaho National Fiddle Champion in 1968. Almon served his country in 1944 in the 79th Infantry Division, Company A, 113th Regiment of the Army.

“When the Appaloosa Horse Club was producing the movie ‘Appaloosa,’ Almon rode an Appaloosa mare through some very difficult rocks, proving the breed was very sure-footed,” George said. “Almon and his wife Virginia supplied the music for the second segment of the Chief Joseph Trail Ride.”

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