TEXAS READS: Book pays tribute to dance halls

San Angelo Standard-Times - Anthony Brittin, professor emeritus of music at Texas Tech University, has written a memoir about his summer adventures working with the U.S. Forest Service in Idaho as a college student and primarily about hitchhiking across the country to get to and from his job, which was more common back then than it is today.

“Texas dance halls are about family, history, romance and a way of life,” says Patrick Sparks of Texas Dance Hall Preservation Inc., a nonprofit group. “And if you’ve never danced in one, you are really missing out.”

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Anthony Brittin, professor emeritus of music at Texas Tech University, has written a memoir about his summer adventures working with the U.S. Forest Service in Idaho as a college student and primarily about hitchhiking across the country to get to and from his job, which was more common back then than it is today.

 

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