Ohio Memory has published a new post, “The Greatest Show on Earth!”
Circuses have been entertaining people all over the world for thousands of years. The modern circus, comprised of a traveling group of performers that might include clowns, trained animals, trapeze artists, musicians and tightrope walkers, was established in 18th century England. The circus made its American debut in 1793 when Englishman John Bill Rickets held his first show in Philadelphia. From there, with the help of Phineas T. Barnum, the American circus took on […]
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