|Birth name||Alanson Mellen Dunham|
|Born||July 29, 1853|
|Died||September 28, 1931(aged 78)|
Mellie Dunham (July 29, 1853 - September 27, 1931) was an American fiddler during the early twentieth century. Dunham was born in Norway, Maine, the son of Alanson Mellen Dunham and Christiana Bent. He came to prominence after he was invited to play for Henry Ford at his house in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford sent a Pullman car for Dunham and his wife, Emma "Gram" Dunham (née Richardson), because of Ford's love of country music. While Ford had invited 38 other fiddlers before Dunham, none received as much attention as Dunham did.
- Wells, Paul F. (Autumn 1976). "Mellie Dunham: "Maine's Champion Fiddler"". John Edwards Memorial Foundation Quarterly. 12 (43). Archived from the original on 2008-12-22. Retrieved 2008-11-29.
- "Melody Three". Time Magazine. Dec 21, 1925. Retrieved 2008-11-30.
- "Mellie Dunham making snowshoes, ca. 1925". Maine Memory Network. Maine Historical Society. Retrieved 2008-11-30.
- "MELLIE DUNHAM, NOTED FIDDLER, DIES". New York Times. September 28, 1931. p. 17. Retrieved 2008-11-30.
- "Mellie Dunham and His Orch - Mountain Rangers 1926" (MP3 and streaming audio). Archive.org. 1926. Retrieved 2008-11-30.
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