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Nixon Ephemera

Category: Nixon Opera House

The Humboldt Museum has an extensive collection of newspaper advertisements for performances and events staged at the Nixon Opera House.  Also known as "Nixon Hall," the beautiful two-story theater was built in 1907, with financing from George Nixon.  Nixon, whose First National Bank was robbed in 1900, allegedly by Butch Cassidy and his gang, served as a U.S. Senator.

Newspaper articles listing some performers who appeared at the Nixon Opera House included:

  • Carolyn Thomson who sings the lead role in Adele
  • Walter DeLeon author of The Campus playing leading role - 1914
  • Schubert Symphony Club and Lady Quartette of Chicago - 1912
  • University of Nevada Glee Club - 1915
  • Peggy O'Neil in Oliver Morosco's production Peg O' My Heart
  • The Five Glastones
  • Madeline Winthrop leading lady Seven Days
  • Ford and Louise of Louise Johnson & Company - 1910
  • William Rock and Maud Fulton and the Anderson Gaity Company in their world famous travesty on Sarah Bernhardt
  • Forty of New York's daintiest bon bons in The Candy Shop, a musical and vaudeville de luxe
  • Charlotte Walker in The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
  • Jos. Rith presents The Missouri Girl with "Zeke" and "Daisy" - 1912
  • Maude Adams in the comedy in four acts Quality Street.

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