Museum the New Llano Colony

Frank Plaga



Pre-Colony History:  

Family Information:  

Job in Colony: In 1934 he was drilling barley at the Gila location.  

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...

Living at the Gila location in 1934. 

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, April 14, 1934, March 2, 1935