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Tag Archives: Dancing
A Record Breaking Moment: The dance marathon of 1928
Doesn’t this ad make you curious? A dance marathon? How exciting! Dance marathons had been becoming more popular after World War I. What started off as little contests to see who could dance the longest and win a small prize … Continue reading
Posted in Local History Tagged Col Ballroom, Coliseum, Contests, Dancing, Elizabeth Meyers, Lester Scheff, Marathon, Records Leave a comment
New Year’s Eve 1919: Welcoming in a “Dry” 1920
New Year’s Eve 1919 in Davenport, Iowa was a “dry” one. Iowa passed a state prohibition law on January 1, 1916 (one of three states) that included making the production or sale of alcohol in the state illegal. Alcohol was … Continue reading