These days, El Torreon at 3101 Gillham Plaza is an event space. But in the 1930s, its massive ballroom was the scene of a popular event of the day: dance marathons.
These days, El Torreon at 3101 Gillham Plaza is an event space. But in the 1930s, its massive ballroom was the scene of a popular event of the day: dance marathons. Kansas City Star file photo
These days, El Torreon at 3101 Gillham Plaza is an event space. But in the 1930s, its massive ballroom was the scene of a popular event of the day: dance marathons. Kansas City Star file photo

In Depression’s dark days, they danced until they dropped

November 22, 2017 08:00 AM