Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Pan American Casino
Maybe the word "Casino" had a different meaning in the 1930. Maybe you couldn't use the phrase "dance hall". At any rate, this building at Fair Park wasn't a gambler's mecca, but a venue for musical entertainments. Dance bands and orchestras were the order of the day, and at the beginning of the 1937 State Fair (in early August back then) the Rudy Vallee Orchestra played. For 50 cents you could buy a ticket to NOT dance.