Amoozin’ but confoozin!

Al Capp's popular comic strip, "Li'l Abner" was the inspiration for the Sadie Hawkins dance sponsored by the Stardust Dance Club in November of 1946. To help advertise the dance Grace M. (Mrs. C. Nathan) Lynn, as "Daisy Mae" tugs on a suspender of Harold Tollefson, "Li'l Abner" while he tries to make his getaway. Club members were invited to dance in true "Dog Patch" style at the Dash Point Community Hall in celebration of Sadie Hawkins Day, when bachelors stepped warily to avoid getting nabbed by marriage-minded girls.Harold Tollefson would later be elected mayor of Tacoma three times.

See more featured images and posts

We welcome your respectful and on-topic comments and questions in this limited public forum. To find out more, please see Appropriate Use When Posting Content. Community-contributed content represents the views of the user, not those of Tacoma Public Library