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Located on Redfield Lake, the Pavillion, was also known as the Auditorium...

Located on Redfield Lake, the Pavillion, also known as the Auditorium, was a popular place to for dances and listening to music. Huge dance floor and in the center hung a beautiful chrystal ball. Many performers from across the country played there, including Myron Floren, Harry Eisele Band, Lynnn Dorsey Trio and Lawerence Welk.  Couples would polka the night away beside the picturesque lake.   Orignial building was located at Scatterwood Lake and moved to Redfield, year unknown. Unfortunatly the Pavillion burned in 1964, leaving many fond memories.  Locals will still refer to that area as the Pavillion.

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Redfield College 1885-1932

Redfield College was begun in 1885 by the pastor and congregation of the German Evangelical Congregational Church. It continued until 1932 when it merged with Yankton College.