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The Blue Moon Ballroom

July 15, 2013

Part II Wiola Henshall, the daughter of Pete and Hilda Brantman, who helped her mother run the Blue Moon after her father’s death, recalls that she and her mother always booked only the best bands......

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Jul-16-13 8:41 AM

I loved this place. Kids today are unfortunate to miss all of the fun dancing at the Blue Moon provided.

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Jul-16-13 10:22 AM

You got that right igorvitch, but not just the Blue Moon, the Valhalla at Lake Shetek, the Showboat in Lake Benton or the Hollyhock in Hatfield and even Ted's in Ghent had some great bands. Those WERE the good old days.

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Jul-17-13 9:41 AM

Yes, kids are missing out on all of that. I also miss The Key roller rink and the Starlite drive-in theater.

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Jul-19-13 4:14 PM

Hartman75 I'm betting I know you personally. I'm 73 and grew up in Marshall and lived there 56 of those 73 years. You take care.

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Jul-20-13 11:12 AM

Thanks igorvitch, no doubt we have crossed paths over the years (though I'm just a pup in the middle of my 5th decade). I've lived in a few other places but always found my way back to Marshall. IMO, this area is a great place to grow up and raise a family. See you around igorvitch.

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Sep-23-13 1:34 PM

I just recently brought home 2 posters from the Blue Moon Ballroom I had at my fathers house in Montevideo. The bands on the first poster are The Uglies, The Fabulous Flippers and StillRoven. On the second poster is Boys Next Door, Soul Express & The Red Dogs.

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