Weir, Kansas

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Galeana Republican 1898

The town of Weir, KS was reaching its population and commercial peak when Houdini and the California Concert Company preformed there in 1898. I am currently looking for information regarding where the company preformed at, either the Bennett Opera House or the Weir City Opera House. I am also trying to determine where the company stayed while in Weir - possibly the Chicago Hotel, Southern Hotel or Dean Hotel. Any information or photos of these places would be invaluable to my research and credited in the book.

An Entry In Houdini's Diary Alludes To Encounter In Weir, KS While On Stage With a Former Member of An Infamous Gang Pulling A Gun On Him!