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Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes

Address: 93103 Co Rd 690
City: Dowagiac
State: MI
Zip: 49047
County: Cass
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The Ramona Roller Rink was originally built in 1928 as a dance hall, the Ramona Dance Pavilion. It was built by the first owners the Adams brothers, and all the big bands played there like George Jones and the nine Hawkeyes, Stan Norris and Orchestra, and Jack Windel and his famous orchestra. The average admission cost in the opening era ranged from a dime to quarter, and the dancing was amazing as Ramona became the hot spot of all of Sister Lakes.

In the 1950s Ramona had adopted roller skating alongside the dancing. As the storied history tells it, “the blue floors were a sea of inviting tides to skaters everywhere.” Roller skating was a way to fill the holes that dancing was not. The type of music that was played in the opening era of skating at Ramona was organ music. People were rolling in to try the new trend in entertainment which hit it’s stride in popularity in the 1970s. The average cost to get in then ran about a buck to a buck-and-a-quarter. [MoodyOnTheMarket.com]

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Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 1928 FROM CHRIS GAMBLE (newer photo)
1928 FROM CHRIS GAMBLE (newer photo)
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 2008 PHOTO (newer photo)
2008 PHOTO (newer photo)
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 2018 STREET VIEW (newer photo)
2018 STREET VIEW (newer photo)
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 2018 ARTICLE FROM MOODY ON THE MARKET (newer photo)
2018 ARTICLE FROM MOODY ON THE MARKET (newer photo)
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - AUG 29 2018 (newer photo)
AUG 29 2018 (newer photo)
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 17 JUL 1934 ARTICLE (newer photo)
17 JUL 1934 ARTICLE (newer photo)
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 07 SEP 1962 ADS (newer photo)
07 SEP 1962 ADS (newer photo)
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 11 JUL 1935 ARTICLE (newer photo)
11 JUL 1935 ARTICLE (newer photo)
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 14 JUL 1934 AD (newer photo)
14 JUL 1934 AD (newer photo)
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 15 JUN 1950 ARTICLE (newer photo)
15 JUN 1950 ARTICLE (newer photo)
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 20 AUG 1929 ADS (newer photo)
20 AUG 1929 ADS (newer photo)
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 23 MAY 1946 AD (newer photo)
23 MAY 1946 AD (newer photo)
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 23 MAY 1953 REMODELED (newer photo)
23 MAY 1953 REMODELED (newer photo)
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 27 JUN 1935 ARTICLE (newer photo)
27 JUN 1935 ARTICLE (newer photo)
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - JULY 1 1931 ARTICLE (newer photo)
JULY 1 1931 ARTICLE (newer photo)
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - JULY 15 1949 ARTICLE ON BENEFIT (newer photo)
JULY 15 1949 ARTICLE ON BENEFIT (newer photo)
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - JUNE 30 1950 ARTICLE (newer photo)
JUNE 30 1950 ARTICLE (newer photo)
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - MAY 21 1953 CONVERTED TO NIGHTCLUB (newer photo)
MAY 21 1953 CONVERTED TO NIGHTCLUB (newer photo)
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