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Fully Charged: Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus 2011 Extravaganza

Fully Charged: Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus 2011 Extravaganza

January 19, 2011 2 Comments The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus has a long and illustrious history. It actually began as three circuses: “P.T. Barnum’s Great Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan, and Hippodrome,” the Cooper and Bailey Circus, and the Ringling Brothers Circus. Barnum and Bailey merged their shows in 1881. Following Barnum’s death in 1891, Bailey purchased the ...