Thursday, September 30, 2010

Eureka Opera House

Date Placed: September 30, 2010
Letterbox: Traditional
Carver: GreenJello
Planters: GreenJello and Teancum
Location: Ruby Hill Avenue, Eureka, Eureka, Nevada
Status: Active

Eureka was once a booming mining town. At the height of its prosperity, Eureka built an Opera House in 1880 for community cultural activities. It was the gathering place for grand events and dances, masquerades and plays, operas and concerts. It eventually converted into a theatre to show moving pictures, and eventually closed down in 1953s. More than 30 years later, it was restored to its former glory, and is now the showpiece of downtown Eureka.

Directions: Along Highway 50, the main street through Eureka, you will find the Opera House, the Jackson House and the Courthouse on the same block. Just up Ruby Hill Avenue (to the west of the Courthouse) is the Museum. As you're walking up to the Museum, notice the old mining ore carts in the Courthouse parking lot. In the cart closest to to the Courthouse, look on the east side for the striped rock. Small rocks next to it hide the box.

Notes: Please rehide VERY WELL, as this box has a high potential for discovery!

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