Coalter’s Opera House & Bar

COALTER’S OPERA HOUSE and BAR - 1884-1907

William M. Coalter  started up his Saloon and Opera House business in about 1884-85.  The business was referred to as Coalter’s Hall.  He arrived on the scene when he was 34 years old and lived the rest of his life in Lander.   He was an active and progressive business man. 

The main purpose of the Opera House was for plays but it was also used as a meeting place and for wedding receptions.  In 1899 it is reported the “Lander Dramatic Company, a talented lot of young people,” performed a comedy “Uncle Josh.” Reserved seats cost 75 cents and the general admission was 25cents.

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