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All posts tagged "PT Barnum"
Ringling Bros. Circus Comes to an End
After 146 years, the Greatest Show on Earth announced they will be closing their doors for good this year.
- Posted January 16, 2017
The Tragic Death of Jumbo the Elephant
130 years ago today in 1885, P.T. Barnum's famous elephant Jumbo was struck and killed by a train.
- Posted September 15, 2015
Freak Show: Most Famous Circus Sideshow Performers
A look at some of history's most famous and fascinating circus sideshow performers.
- Posted October 8, 2014
Circus World Museum Brings Circus History to Life in Baraboo, WI
Circus history comes alive at Circus World in Baraboo with Big Top performances, sideshow and the world's largest collection of vintage circus wagons.
- Posted August 23, 2013
General Robley’s Tattooed Heads
Major General Horatio Gordon Robley with his collection of tattooed heads featured in P.T. Barnum‘s dime museum, 1883.
- Posted June 19, 2013