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Odd Wisconsin Archive

"Ladies and Gentlemen! Step Right Up..."

This weekend is circus weekend in Wisconsin, with the 39th annual Great Circus Paradebeginning at noon on Saturday in Baraboo. The parade may step off at noon but Wisconsin's circus history began more than a century ago. Check out contemporary newspaper stories and reminiscences by the people who raised the first Big Tops in Wisconsin. And you'll never guess what the father of the Ringling Brothers did for a living...
:: Posted in Curiosities on June 21, 2005
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