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Voices of the Industry
dorothydDorothy Drake. After 30 years as a General Manager in corporate America, I decided to find a less aggressive line of work.   In the year 2000, too young to retire, but wanting to do something different, I wondered about playing with dolls professionally.  I had been exhibiting at doll and teddy bear shows since the early 1990’s and had assumed production responsibilities for a local doll club show. When the Salt Lake doll shows became available, I took the plunge. In 2003, the promoter of the 6 shows in the Pacific Northwest passed away.  His son called me, and I took an even bigger gamble.  After that, opportunities allowed for expansion into California; first Roseville, then San Jose, and most recently, San Diego.
My husband and I now produce 15 Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Shows a year.
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1 Meeting the folks in Portland, OR
2 February Is a Busy Doll Show Month!
3 San Diego in January 2010
4 A Look Back at My Decade
5 Dolls Love Christmas
6 Another Year, Another Decade, More Dolls Please!
7 Last Doll Show of the Year
8 Fall's Busy Show Schedule
9 Dolls That Make you Smile
10 A Quiet Week
11 Meeting People At The Show
12 Off to the Show
13 Selling Your Dolls at a Show
14 Life on the Road
15 The Doll Connection