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Rhythm Rollers … Rolling and Twirling Miller Park Bandstand, 1947 or 1948

Rhythm Rollers, 1940s.

Did you catch Museum Librarian Bill Kemp’s “Page from Our Past” feature in Sunday November 8, 2015's Pantagraph? If not, see link below. It delved into the history of the Rhythm Rollers, Bloomington’s very own roller skating dance team active from the 1930s to the 1950s. Seen here is a rare action shot, taken at a 1947 or 1948 performance at the Miller Park bandstand on Bloomington’s west side. That’s probably Paul A. Gordon twirling a female member of the Rhythm Rollers as a large post-World War II crowd looks on.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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