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Dancing hall


The Star Band Hall was built in 1901 and became the scene for social activities often attended by lumber and sawmill workers from other towns. The “outsiders” favored square dancing, over the kinds of dances—such as waltzes and polkas—preferred by the Helvetia residents. Eventually, a rule was established that governed the time allotted to square dancing.

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