Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Dancing Pavilion in High Bridge Kentucky

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One of the favorite past times and source of entertainment in the early 1900s was dancing and many large dance halls and dancing pavilions sprang up to accommodate this activity. The postcard of the day is a circa 1915 Detroit Publishing effort showing the open air Dancing Pavilion at High Bridge Park in High Bridge Kentucky. Local and traveling bands would provide the music while the locals filled the dance floor. If you look in the lower right hand corner of the image and just to the right of the bench, you will see a huge barrel on a stand labeled "Ice Water". Since the 1910 census shows a population of 150 for High Bridge Kentucky, you might wonder how such a small place could support this facility. The secret lies with the high bridge located there and that fascinating store will be the subject of my next blog. This postcard is available in my Kentucky listings and you can see all of my U. S. views on my website at Moody's Postcards.

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