Cheyenne in Laramie County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The Cheyenne Opera House and Territorial Library
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
Location. 41° 8.026′ N, 104° 48.967′ W. Marker is in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in Laramie County. Marker is on West 17th Street near Capitol Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West 17th Street, Cheyenne WY 82001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Suffrage Tablet (within shouting distance of this marker); Tom Horn (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cheyenne's Heritage at a Glance (about 500 feet away); The Trolleys / Cheyenne's Street Railway (about 500 feet away); 1974 Downtown National Historic District (about 500 feet away); Historic Plains Hotel (about 500 feet away); The First Transcontinental Highway (about 500 feet away); First United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheyenne.
Also see . . . Opera Houses of Old Wyoming. The years 1872 through 1909 in Wyoming's theatrical history may rightly be designated as the 'opera house era.' To distinguish between the bawdy, low-class places of entertainment that many theatres were at the time, it became common practice to call a town's foremost playhouse an Opera House and thus make it known that only socially-acceptable, legitimate theatre would be tolerated there. (Submitted on June 15, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 15, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.