Near Springview in Keya Paha County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Norden Dance Hall
Erected 2020 by Keya Paha County Agricultural Society; and History Nebraska. (Marker Number 563.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 6, 1932.
Location. 42° 51.88′ N, 100° 4.373′ W. Marker is near Springview, Nebraska, in Keya Paha County. Marker is on Norden Road, 0.3 miles south of State Highway 12. Marker is located at the Keya Paha County Fairgrounds entrance. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
More about this marker. Keya Paha County Fairgrounds & the Norden Dance Hall are located 19 miles west of Springview, Nebraska, on State Highway 12.
Also see . . . Loyal two-steppers keep the Keya Paha County venue going strong. Hidden behind the trees and a scattering of double-wide trailers along lonely Highway 12, you’ll find a survivor of an era when ballroom dancing was king. It’s the Norden Dance Hall, a cavernous, barnlike structure, built by local people, that has hosted weekend dances, weddings and anniversaries since 1931. Lawrence Welk and other big bands once played here, but today, it’s country bands that draw the crowds. The hall has never been air conditioned, so fans provide an artificial breeze. And a beer garden on the shady side of the hall, enclosed by metal hog panels, provides an outside patio to cool off. (Submitted on August 9, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 9, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.