Robert E Lee 1567 Chapter ~ Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri
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A landmark in Boonville, the Thespian Hall, built in 1857, is the oldest theater still in use west of the Alleghenies. During the War Between the States, the Hall was used as a hospital and, at various times, as a barracks by different army troops. Pictured on this page is the earliest known photograph taken of the Hall c1869 by James C Macurdy.
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