THE BIRD CAGE THEATRE - TOMBSTONE ARIZONA
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The Bird Cage Theatre opened on December 26, 1881, It was owned by Lottie and William "Billy" Hutchinson.
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Hutchison, originally intended to present
respectable family shows like that he'd seen
in San Francisco.
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One of the first acts at the Bird cage was
Mademoiselle De Granville, also known as the "FemaleHercules" and "the woman with the iron jaw". She performed feats of strength,specializing in picking up heavy objects with her teeth.
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After the Theatre opened, they hosted a Ladies Night for the respectable women of Tombstone, who could attend for free.
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They soon canceled the Ladies Night and began
offering entertainment that appealed to the
rough mining crowd.
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