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"THE DAY THE MUSIC STOPPED"
E.M. Swift
February 21, 2011
Fifty years ago, a fiery plane crash destroyed an entire generation of U.S. figure skaters and some of the sport's most celebrated coaches, including a grande dame whose influence is still felt today
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February 21, 2011

"the Day The Music Stopped"

Fifty years ago, a fiery plane crash destroyed an entire generation of U.S. figure skaters and some of the sport's most celebrated coaches, including a grande dame whose influence is still felt today

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Grammy Vinson continued to go to the Skating Club of Boston until her death in 1969. She would yell encouragement and instructions to the skaters. She donated many of her daughter's and granddaughters' trophies and memorabilia to the club, where they are on display today. Grammy is interred in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge beside Laurence and the two Maribels.

The Vinson-Owen Elementary School in Winchester is believed to be the only school in the U.S. named after a figure skater. It is perennially ranked among the top schools in Greater Boston.

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