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Category Archives: Dance Hall
Felton Grove Dance Hall. Bob Wright and Patsy Klein met here in 1942. She was 14, he was 16. They danced with the group “Mountain Dancers”, shown here.
This may be a 1950′s view of Park Ave. looking uphill toward Graham Hill Rd. The Dance Hall may be the faded outline of the building at the far rear left. Can anyone tell for certain? Photo courtesy of MAH … Continue reading
This wonderful postcard is from the Ronnie Trubek Collection. Thanks Ronnie!
4 photos: Felton Grove Resort, circa 1940′s. Note: The 4th photo does not have the Felton Grove sign on the roof and it appears to show a 1930′s car on Park Ave.
Photo #1 shows Patsy and Bob inside Felton Grove Dance Hall in 1947. They first met here. She was 14, he 16. I’m also including 3 photos of Patsy Klein’s mother’s shop in downtown Felton called the Pattie-Dee Style Shop. … Continue reading
View is looking across Graham Hill Rd to the side of the Dance Hall Building, Sept. 1942. Courtesy of Patsy Wright Collection.
William James (W. J.) Wright and his wife Marjorie Wright bought the Felton Grove Resort from Brinkman et. al, July 17, 1941. They had 2 sons, Bill and Bob. Photo#1 shows W. J. loafing on the porch of the Felton … Continue reading
On Jan. 11, 2013 I interviewed Bob and Marilyn Miller in their home. They shared their memories of a daring flood rescue and much more! Read on and enjoy. (2 photos) Dec. 23, 1955, Felton Fire Hall Christmas Party: Bob … Continue reading
Here’s a photo of Bob and Patsy dancing inside the Felton Grove Dance Hall, 1940′s:
Photo courtesy of the Patsy Wright Family Collection. This is where Patsy and Bob Wright first met, danced and fell in love. Thanks so much, Patsy! More photos coming.
Circa 1952. Thanks for the old square dancing ad, Christian!
Felton Grove Resort Dance Pavilion, also called the Dance Hall circa 1940′s.
August 1939. “Jitterbug dances” were strictly outlawed at Felton Grove Resort. (See Nov. 22, 2012 post or search “Jitterbug” to read 1939 newspaper article about this.)
Evening News April, 1941 Improvements Under Way At Felton Grove An attractive redwood gateway made of giant logs topped with hand wrought lamps is being erected at Felton Grove by Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Okerstrom. The dance hall and cabins … Continue reading
Jitterbugging Strictly Outlawed At Felton Grove Resort Riptide, July 28, 1939: Witham Proving Youth is Still “Old Fashioned”. An interesting commentary on modern youth psychology has been afforded by H. V. Witham’s experiment at his popular Felton Grove Resort, where … Continue reading