Lion Banjo

 

“Lion Banjo Manufacturing Co.”

Artist:  Mathew Sharum

Thirtieth Mural

Location: Lyon County Historical Museum

In the 1890’s a five string banjo and a mandolin were manufactured in Rock Rapids, by the Lion Banjo Manufacturing Company, and in 1893 were exhibited at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.  These rare instruments are now on display at the Depot Museum owned and operated by the Lyon County Historical Society.