One year after the incorporation of Springhill and seventeen years before Montana
became a state, the original dance hall was built. It served not only the community of Springhill, but the surrounding northern end of the Gallatin Valley. People came from 
miles away on horseback, by buggy, and on draft horse drawn hay sleds to attend the weekly Saturday night dances. There were no headlights on the transportation modes 
of the day, making people travel during daylight hours to get here, dancing 
all night long, and leaving by the light of day. In those days, the pioneers 
paid at the door for the dance and bought a separate ticket if they wanted “lunch” 
served at midnight by the ladies' club.


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