Sunday, January 15, 2017

Ringling Brothers And Barnum And Bailey Circus To Close

A national treasure is about to close.
From the Baraboo, WI. News Republic: A key part of Baraboo’s past is on its way to becoming history.
After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.
The iconic American spectacle, part of which was founded in Baraboo, was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all contributed to its demise.
In Baraboo, they had the Circus Museum and our family went visit it when I was a very young tyke.
Too bad it is closing but they had a good run and brought millions of smiles to people who went to the circus.

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