Submitted 10 February 2008
Evelyn Einarson Holand
What wonderful times have been had at the Mountain Hall.
It has been the gathering place for so many special
events through the years.
The walls were lined with chairs and the balcony had
standing room only when the Mountain Warriors and
Warhawks played basketball games with teams from
surrounding towns. Our main rivals of course being
the Gardar Grizzlies and the Edinburg Scotties.
The school lyseum programs as well as our graduation
ceremonies also bring back memories.
Variety shows were always a huge hit with accordian
groups, dancers, singers, piano players, speakers, slide
shows, puppets, skits and you name it taking center
stage. The stage curtain was a conversation piece
in itself as its advertisements reminded us of bygone
The Friday night dances that were held in the Mountain
Hall were second to none. Pancho and the Rhythm
Rockets and later on J Bobby Hamilton and his band as
well as other awesome bands drew large crowds. The
place would really rock! To top off the evening it
was a must to go downstairs for one of Ella’s famous
A few years ago Lauga Geirs play “ In the Wake Of the
Storm “ was performed by residents of the area. It was
presented on the hall stage. It was an extremely
popular event and attendance was almost beyond what the
hall could handle.
Marvin and Thorey Halldorson celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary with the hall chosen as the
location.The Dalstad Band was hired to entertain. The
Halldorson Family struck a deal and paid them with hay
bales. Ben Byron and his wife Lorraine officiated over
the Grand March which of course was led by the honored
couple. Numerous family members and friends came from
far and near. The floor was always crowded with
dancers waltzing, doing the jitterbug, as well as the
Thanks Mountain American Legion Hall for the good times.
I’ve been long gone from the area and only return for
visits. Consequently I have missed out on a lot of
happenings. Someone please fill in the pieces.