Friday, February 27, 2015

Entertainment in 1915 in Sutton

 The Opera House in small town rural Nebraska hosted a wide variety of attractions. Plays, musical groups, speakers, temperance meetings were all common. One hundred years ago this woman was on the circuit speaking in towns of all sizes and on any of several topics.

Chautauqua meetings were a good gig for these speakers and a good speaker was a good get for a small town Chautauqua. This article mentions that Mrs. Zehner had given a thousand addresses at Chautauquas,

This article is from The Sutton News of Friday, February 12, 1915.

This follow-up article in the Sutton News tells us that Mrs. Zehner's topic in Sutton was "Folks who hinder the Progress of a Nation."

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