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The old timers know! They remember the summer park on Sleepy Hollow Road at the end of Miller Road called Sleepy Hollow Ranch. Just ask Ray Heffentrager. Ya know, he rode there standing on the back of a horse and hanging from its side and you can check out the scar on his head where he took 13 stitches. You might think we're tootin' our own horn when we say it was the "Country and Western Capital of the East Coast". But that ain't far from the truth so help me. Sally Starr was a regular. Ever hear of Roy Rogers? Not country enough? How about Minnie Pearl and Patsy Cline? Gene Autry, Jimmie Dean, Eddie Arnold, Bill Haley and the Comets, Frankie Avalon, the Carter Family. Got yer attention yet? Ever hear the song "Cool Waters" or "Tumblin Tumbleweeds"... cowboy songs that "painted the west with a brush of music"? They were written by Bob Nolan and boy was he swamped by fans when he showed up with the Sons of the Pioneers in 1941.
You still don't believe me, do ya?

Well check it out yerself then...
Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Bob Nolan Pictures at Sleepy Hollow Ranch, 1941
Tumblin' Tumbleweeds by the Sons of the Pioneers