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
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