Snowmass History: “Big good-time dance,” 1928

Aspen Historical Society
A photograph of a group of people standing in the Brush Creek School yard. It was reported there was a dance held May 11, 1928, at the Brush Creek Schoolhouse.
Aspen Historical Society/courtesy photo

“Last Friday Miss Hildur Hoaglund closed the Brush Creek school with the pupils enjoying a picnic at Hollywood. Miss Hoaglund has had a very successful school year,” reported The Aspen Times on May 18, 1928. Later that evening, a “big good-time dance” was held at the schoolhouse. Pictured is a group outside in the school yard in May of 1928; the women are dressed up in their 1920s finery while a few of the men lounge against the fence.


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