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Robert Tree Cody prepares to play a handmade mallard duck flute in his Kingman home. Cody, a self-taught musician, has made 14 flute albums and his 2007 album, “Heart of the Wind,” was nominated for a Grammy award. Cody moved to Kingman four months ago to be closer to Grand Canyon West and the Amtrak station.

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