Rambling observations on books, history, movies, transit, obsolete technology, baseball, and anything else that crosses my mind.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Ringling Bros' World's Greatest Shows -- January 18, 2017
San Francisco Call, 09-September-1900
Over the weekend, I was saddened to learn that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was calling it quits after about 147 years. In September, 1900, the "Ringling Bros.' World's Greatest Shows, The Invincible Monarch of Amusements and Beyond All Dispute or Doubt the Greatest Show on Earth" paid its first visit to San Francisco. They purchased the Barnum and Bailey Circus in 1905. My parents took me and my sister every year at the Cow Palace. I can still smell it.
Be sure to click on the ad, which is very large, to see the details.