KING'S BALLROOM


King's Ballroom was built by Harry King in 1917 as the first
 showplace of his King's Amusement Park. The first band Harry hired
 was that of Guy Lombardo, who traveled with his orchestra by
 motor car over the dirt roads to Norfolk.
The ballroom was rebuilt five different times, and hosted every
 type of family entertainment from polka and big band music, to rock
 'n roll and roller skating. The King's Friday night teen dances
 became a ritual for Northeast Nebraska teens, and the annual
 Levi Hop often packed the 2,500 capacity ballroom.
As Harry King's health failed in the late 50's, the running of the
 ballroom was passed to his sons, Dale and Charles.

King's Ballroom burned down on April 3, 1986.