Tuesday, April 18, 1882
The St. Joseph Daily Gazette, April 19, 1882, 1
The St. Joseph Daily Gazette, April 18 1882
504 Francis Street (at Fifth), St. Joseph, MO
12th and Penn Streets, St. Joseph, MO
* A museum of communications and transportation. The building served as the eastern terminus of the Pony Express; the cannon which inaugurated the opening of the Express was fired in front of this building on April 3, 1860.
In the museum’s Blue Room the ‘George Warfel Westerners on Wood’ art collection features more than 40 life-sized portraits of famous westerners including Jesse James, who was shot dead in St. Joseph two weeks before Wilde's lecture.
Wilde wrote to Norman Forbes Robertson and an unidentified correspondent from The World's Hotel on April 19, describing the aftermath of the Jesse James shooting (Letters, 164).
See Oscar Wilde In America Blog: Pony Tale