The Girl of the Golden West, 1908

Theater news from Skidmore, Missouri’s Skidmore New Era, April 23, 1908, page 1:

The Girl of the Golden West.
A good time is in store for those who will attend the play, “The Girl of the Golden West,” that will be put on at the opera house, Friday evening, April 24.

The play is given for the benefit of the Modern Woodman camp at this place and a big crowd of Woodmen and their families and friends will doubtless be in attendance.

The Cast
Splinters — Ruth Parrish
Miss Walton — Mary Ashbrook
Sarah — Ethel Tucker
Lonestar — Carroll Stokes
Hiram Crosby — Jesse Barrett
Jake — George Barrett
Sol — Ham Bramble
Jim Bloodwin — Frank Tucker

Here’s the review from the following week in the Skidmore New Era, April 30, 1908, page 1:

Was a Good Play.
The play, “The Girl of the Golden West,” given for the benefit of the local M. W. A. camp, by local talent assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Tucker at the opera house last Friday night was witnessed by only a fair sized audience, not nearly so large as the production merited. All who took part did good work, so good in fact that it was decided to repeat the performance Saturday night.

The attendance Saturday night was about the same as on the preceding evening, due to the fact that another entertainment, that of the LaDell-Fox Concert Co., the last number on the lecture course was given on that evening. Had it not been for this conflict there doubtless would have been a full house at the last performance.

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