Donna at Rock Springs, Wyoming on November 23, 1919 at the Grand Theater.
|Rock Springs Miner
21 November 1919
Thanks to the
Wyoming Newspaper Project
|It appears that Donna is on the left.
Rock Springs Miner – 14 November 1919
Thanks to the Wyoming Newspaper Project
The Grand Theater
|The Grand Theater Today
When I first saw the Google Maps photo of the Grand Theater today I was astounded. I couldn’t imagine what the company thought when they came to the Grand Theater. It appeared small, very small. By a quick Google Map view of the theater it appeared to be about 60 feet by 80 feet. It was difficult to imagine that such a small theater could host a cast of over 60 people and still have room for customers.
Then I contacted the good folks at the Rock Springs Historical Society on Facebook and asked them about the Grand Theater. They were kind enough to send a photo they had. Their photo clearly showed additional space in the rear, which probably housed the stage, changing rooms, etc.
What a relief. Back in the day, it held over 300 people. The photo also show a roof element that indicates the building was built in 1914 as a Labor Temple.
|The Grand Theater, Rock Springs, WY
Courtesy of Rock Springs Historical Museum
Today it hosts an “Adult store” and some vacant frontages.