Unknown Dancehall

Status: Closed

Parish: Vernon

Location: New Llano

New Llano, originally called Stables, was renamed in 1917 when 200 members of the Llano Del Rio Cooperative Colony (a Socialist commune) relocated there from all over the United States. The commune pooled resources and wealth until it collapsed in 1939. From “Louisiana: A Guide to the State”: “Llano had a social life all its own. A large roof garden dance floor attracted hundreds, including non-members, on gala occassions, and weekly amatuer theatrical performances were presented.”

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