Tuesday Trivia: December 8, 2020

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Test your Oklahoma knowledge and win prizes by answering our weekly Tuesday Trivia question. Every week, we’ll choose a winner from the correct respondents to receive a prize—from an Okie sticker to a subscription to Oklahoma Today and more.

Paramount Pictures’ iconic 1984 film Footloose put Kevin Bacon on the map and taught as all to cut loose, but did you know the classic was based on real-life events that occurred in Oklahoma? When this Garvin County town was founded, an ordinance was put in place banning public dancing. It took 82 years before that rule was challenged, when a group of high school juniors took their case to the town’s school board asking permission to throw the town’s very first prom. The school board, headed by the town’s reverend, voted 3-2 in favor of the prom, primarily so the teens wouldn’t go off and dance elsewhere without adult supervision. That spring, the high school students danced legally for the first time. However, despite the film’s ending, the town’s first public dance that anyone could attend was not held for another 30 years after the first prom.

In what town did the events on which Footloose was based take place?

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