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1882, March 23-Courier Condensations-Fort Collins Courier-p 5.jpg
The Fort Collins Courier notes that Wilde had begun "transplanting" his "sun-flower and lily theory" to the West coast. While this sounds like a horticultural act, it is actually metaphorical. Both "sun-flower" and "lily" here are references to…

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The Fort Collins Daily Express pithily shared with its readers that, in its estimation, the city was thankful to have not hosted Oscar Wilde during his lecture tour of Colorado and the United States in 1882.

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A brief newspaper account in the Fort Collins Daily Express describing the Denver editor and activist, Caroline Nichols Churchill, as an "esthetic." The story appears during Oscar Wilde's visit to the State of Colorado in 1882.

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The Fort Collins Daily Express reports on a sighting of Oscar Wilde at the Cheyenne train depot in March 1882. It is likely that Wilde was enroute by train from a lecture in Omaha, Nebraska to his first lecture stop in California in San Francisco.…

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According to this news story, Oscar Wilde's poem "The Doer of Good" featured prominently in a new sermon at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins in 1914. The sermon was given by Rev. W.A. Phillips. The poem grapples with the complexities of…

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An advertisement for a performance of Lady Windermere's Fan in 1920 by the Dramatic Club of Colorado State Teacher's College in Greeley, Colorado. Wilde's conviction for "gross indecency" in 1895 was by then long known, suggesting the choice to…

1882, April 12-Advert-Leadville Daily Herald-pp. 4.jpg
An advertisement in the Leadville Daily Herald promoting Oscar Wilde's upcoming lecture in the city at the Tabor Opera House. Wilde's U.S. tour and lecture in Leadville took place several years before he would be convicted for "gross indecency" for…

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A front-page story in the Loveland Reporter notes the increasing changes in men's dress away from the standard suit to more casual attire. This changes is supposedly "agitating the masculine mind" and has only been held off thus far because of a…

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The Loveland Reporter notes Oscar Wilde's development of a new flower.

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A report from the Rocky Mountain News (reprinted by the Fort Collins Courier) on Oscar Wilde's lectures in Denver in 1882. The stop was part of a wider U.S. tour that Wilde completed and included a stop in Leadville, CO. The report includes excerpts…
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