The popular Truskett Opera House which was built in 1907 burned along with other businesses in 1910 having a $50,000 loss. The Caney Elk’s Club acquired the opera house facilities and rebuilt a building for club use. Their “Elk’s Hall” became known for week-end dances and an encounter with desperado, Nip Vann.
Also, the Hall was used by Capt. George H. Wark to organize Caney’s Co. D in 1917, during World War I.rn