There’s No Business Like Show Business (Mapleton)

Author: 
Inella Burns
Issue Date: 
September/October 1993

For many years, beginning in 1880, the Mapleton Opera house served as a community center for traveling shows, dances, graduations, and especially for performances by local talent. Several amateurs in the opera company, including Flo Hanna, Jack Johnson, and Charles Brown, became professionals. Later the building found many uses before it was finally torn down in 1972.

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Decade: 
1990-1999