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Oscar Wilde In America

a selected resource of oscar wilde's visits to america

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Fremont, NE

The Decorative Arts* | (Shed's) Opera House | Tuesday, April 25, 1882

* See Clarification.

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verification

Newspaper Report

The Fremont Herald, April 27, 1882

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Indication

Newspaper Report

Fremont Weekly Tribune, April 20, 1882

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Indication

Newspaper Report

The Omaha Daily Bee, April 19, 1882, 8

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historical note

(Shed's) Opera House
Fourth Street, near Main Street, Fremont, NE

Built: 1874 (E. O. Crosby)
Seating capacity: 750
Destroyed (fire): 1877
Replaced by: Love's Opera House (1878)

The Opera House was the only public hall in the city in 1882. It was built by E. O. Crosby in 1874 before passing into the hands of a joint-stock company; being purchased by Z. Shed, it became known as Shed's Opera House.

History of the State of Nebraska, first published in 1882, The Western Historical Company, A. T. Andreas, Proprietor, Chicago, IL

clarification

As to lecture title

No record is currently available for the title of the lecture Wilde gave in Fremont, although The Decorative Arts was the one he was giving immediately before and after.

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Oscar Wilde in Fremont

BOOK: Robert A Schanke, Fremont’s Love Opera House, Nebraska History 55 (1984): 220-253

Cites Fremont Tri-Weekly Tribune, April, 1882 (no date given)

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* The bitter herbs of wormwood and gall are often associated in the Bible with unfaithfulness to God (cf. Jeremiah 9:15).

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Credit: Newspaper clippings courtesy of Barbara Bandlow, Keene Memorial Library, Fremont, NE.

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