This popular dance hall has served many functions throughout its history: cattle sale barn, roller skating rink, National Guard Armory, restaurant, gas station. If you lived in Northeast South Dakota, you may well have attended a dance (or more) at the Clark Playhouse Ballroom. From bands that played old-time music like Francis Hess, Leo Fortin, John Taylor, or Cliff Peterson to rock bands such as Myron Lee and the Caddies and the Talismen. In 1952, a public vote was taken as the city tried to buy the building. Residents were afraid that dances would be discontinued, and voted the purchase down. Dances continued until 1970.


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