Tombstone AZ

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BIRD CAGE THEATRE photos 

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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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One of the first acts at the Bird cage was Mademoiselle De Granville, also known as the "Female Hercules" 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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Hutchinson, originally intended to present
respectable family shows like that he'd seen in San Francisco.

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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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Once inside, customers could buy a drink at the long bar. The bar was made in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. There's a 45 caliber bullet hole with the bullet still intact in one of the posts in the bar.

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