I have a letter from a young girl sent to my great-Uncle with a postmark of June 22, 1908. In this letter my great_Uncle would have been 15 or 16 at the time...anyway, in the letter this young girl thanked him for sending her a ticket to "Chautauqua." She said she would be coming to Boonville during Chautauqua and she said, "Bob Taylor opens the Chautauqua on Saturday afternoon..."
What was Chautauqua? Was it the county fair? Was Bob Taylor a performer? Would someone please help.
Thank you for your help and support.