Dancehalls in St. James Parish

Sampey’s Dancehall

LouisianaDancehalls.com reader comment by¬†Dottie Gautreaux: “My great grandparents owned a dancehall in Vacherie, LA (outside of Lockport) during the depression. I really don’t know how long it was opened. I do know that it was destroyed by Hurricane Betsy. My mother, uncle and aunt (all in their 80’s) are still alive and have many stories about growing up and going to dances there. I would love to put you in touch with them so that these stories could be preserved for many generations to come.” ...

Woodmen Hall

Newspaper item mentioning a dance to benefit the Red Cross, 1917: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85034248/1917-05-26/ed-1/seq-2/ : Building fund benefit, September 1912: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85034248/1912-09-07/ed-1/seq-13/ ...