Source: Official Route Book of Ringling Bros. World’s Greatest Railroad Shows, Season of 1893, Buffalo, NY: Courier Co., 1893. Circus Historical Society
|Bud E. Anderson's Jungle Oddities|
visited Pembina in 1939
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There were other circuses that came by in other years, of course:
- Great Wallace Show (Pembina on Sunday, July 15 1896)
- Forepaugh Circus (Pembina on Sunday, June 27, 1900)
- Bud E. Anderson's Jungle Oddities & 3-Ring Circus (Pembina on August 6, 1939, and Hallock on August 4, 1939)
- Carson & Barnes Circus (Pembina on June 5, 1960)
Evidently, going by the above quote, it wasn't considered proper work to be a circus performer, at least by some. I always thought it was amusing that people can look down on certain other people, yet be perfectly willing to have those people entertain them. Then again, it was a different time, and even then, not everyone agreed about these issues.
If anyone reading this have old family photos or oral history about the circus visits to our area, I'd love to hear them. You can always contact me privately through my profile on the sidebar, or leave a comment!
|Trick Cycling would have been very popular with audiences|
during the Bicycle craze of the 'Gay 90s' [Click to Enlarge]