The Pittsburg Daily Tribune 1897
Pittsburg, KS is likely the largest city the California Concert Company and the Houdini's played in. Pittsburg was a prospering coal mining town with over 10,000 people in 1897. With the size of the city, multiple newspapers reported on the medicine show and Houdini himself. Houdini & Bess stayed at the St. James hotel and performed at the Pittsburg Opera House. Any information or photos regarding Houdini's stay in Pittsburg or of the opera house / hotels would be of great value to the book and research. Credit for any information or photos will be given in the book.