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Wedding Dance

BY HELEN JOHNSON

While perusing old Texas newspapers looking for information about dance halls, one comes across a lot of interesting, although sometimes extraneous information.  One piece seen over and over in the newspapers in several the counties was the “free wedding dance.”  Admittedly, I had heard of it before; but I really didn’t know much about the practice.  It’s a practice that is hard to imagine happening in modern times.

But what exactly is a “free wedding dance”? Trying to find out a little more, I […]

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