The Tabor Opera House presented an astounding variety of talent. John Philip Sousa, the British wit Oscar Wilde, the great actress Sarah Bernhardt, and many wonderful operatic performers “trod the boards” of the Tabor Opera House during its heyday.

        Oscar Wilde is said to have put down shots at the Silver Dollar Saloon after lecturing at the Tabor Opera House on the “Practical Application of the Aesthetic Theory of Exior and Interior House Decoration, with Observations on Dress and Personal Ornament.”

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