The Pleasanton Observer Enterprise 1897
Pleasanton, KS is the site of one of the few larger Civil War battles in the state. This area was a hot bed of mining activity in the 1890s, resulting in why the California Concert Company medicine show came to town. During their time they performed at the Kincaid-Crocker Opera House. I believe they may have stayed at either the Commercial Hotel or Joy Hotel. Any information or photos regarding Houdini's stay in Pleasanton 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.