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Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes

Address: 93103 Co Rd 690
City: Dowagiac
State: MI
Zip: 49047
County: Cass
Number of visits to this page: 737
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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
1928 FROM CHRIS GAMBLE
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 2008 PHOTO
2008 PHOTO
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 2018 STREET VIEW
2018 STREET VIEW
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 2018 ARTICLE FROM MOODY ON THE MARKET
2018 ARTICLE FROM MOODY ON THE MARKET
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - AUG 29 2018
AUG 29 2018
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 17 JUL 1934 ARTICLE
17 JUL 1934 ARTICLE
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 07 SEP 1962 ADS
07 SEP 1962 ADS
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 11 JUL 1935 ARTICLE
11 JUL 1935 ARTICLE
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 14 JUL 1934 AD
14 JUL 1934 AD
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 15 JUN 1950 ARTICLE
15 JUN 1950 ARTICLE
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 20 AUG 1929 ADS
20 AUG 1929 ADS
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 23 MAY 1946 AD
23 MAY 1946 AD
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 23 MAY 1953 REMODELED
23 MAY 1953 REMODELED
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - 27 JUN 1935 ARTICLE
27 JUN 1935 ARTICLE
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - JULY 1 1931 ARTICLE
JULY 1 1931 ARTICLE
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - JULY 15 1949 ARTICLE ON BENEFIT
JULY 15 1949 ARTICLE ON BENEFIT
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - JUNE 30 1950 ARTICLE
JUNE 30 1950 ARTICLE
Ramona Ballroom/Dance Pavilion at Sister Lakes - MAY 21 1953 CONVERTED TO NIGHTCLUB
MAY 21 1953 CONVERTED TO NIGHTCLUB
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