1953 Texas Inaugural Ball square dance program
The custom of having a square dance as part of the Inaugural Ball for the Texas Governor started in 1947; this is the program for the 1953 Inaugural, scheduled for 6:30 PM until midnight. The second page shows the extraordinary level of planning that went into the program; callers are asked to limit their tips to 3 minutes, and demonstration teams to 4 minutes, so each half hour slot had up to seven different items. This was at a time when callers were using named routines rather than improvising hash calls, so the program lists each caller, the name of the dance they're doing, and the tune.
Subjects: Transitional/Western 1950s
Tags: E. O. Rogers, Henry Hudson, Inaugural Ball, Les Gotcher, Lillie Lee Baker, Manning Smith, Texas