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Corinne in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Corinne Opera House

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
1. Corinne Opera House Marker
Inscription. On this site the Corinne Opera House, for many years the largest recreation center in Utah outside of Salt Lake City, was erected in 1879. Built of red pine lumber with square nails, the leading stock companies, California bound on the new railroad, stopped over and played to capacity houses. Among the players were Tom Thumb and Corinne Lavaunt. Maude Adams also played here. The building served as church, dance hall, public auditorium, first non-sectarian school in Utah, and picture shows. Was in constant use until 1952 when it was razed.
Corinne Camp - Boxelder County

 
Erected 1956 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 229.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 41° 32.93′ N, 112° 6.768′ W. Marker is in Corinne, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker is at the intersection of North 4050 West and 2350 North (Montana Street), on the right when traveling north on North 4050 West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corinne UT 84307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Weather Station in Utah (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
2. Corinne Opera House Marker
line); Corinne Methodist Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); Water Bell (about 500 feet away); Presbyterian Centennial (about 700 feet away); Corinne - Pioneer Railroad Town (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brigham City Co-op Store (approx. 5.7 miles away); Brigham City Fire Station/City Hall (approx. 5.7 miles away); Restoration of the James G. Willie Home (approx. 13.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinne.
 
Also see . . .  Corinne Opera House - Utah Theaters Info. The Opera House was incomplete when it was dedicated. The plastering was not finished until October 1870. In April 1871 it was announced that the Opera House would have "a new stage, with boxes, drop curtain, scenery and other dramatic paraphernalia." A proscenium arch with doors on each side leading backstage was later added. At some point a balcony was added and an archway of large timbers was built midway in the hall to keep the building from leaning in the wind. (Submitted on July 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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