Dvorak in New York Jeannette M. Thurber Jeannette M. Thurber (1850 - 1946), wife of a wholesale grocer English-language opera company failed - cost 1.5 million The National Conservatory of Music in America, founded by Jeannette Thurber in 1885 to encourage an indigenous musical culture.
“It is very strange here. Few people and a great deal of empty space. A farmer’s neighbor is often four miles off. Especially in the prairies there are endless acres of field and meadow and that is all you see. . . . it is very “wild” here, and sometimes very sad—sad to despair.”