The circus use to be a major entertainment medium in the United States. It traveled from city to city exposing Americans to different animals and acts they would not have ever seen otherwise. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey started in 1871 bring it’s acts to the world. They would enter town with parades and entertainers performing acts seldom seen anywhere. On October 6th, 2017 they closed forever. Some say this was good, others say it was bad. Either way, it’s another piece of history pushed aside by people who would rather watch the world pass them by on their cell phone.
How to celebrate – Read about the circus. Read about Barnum Bailey and the Ringling Brothers. “Watch The Greatest Show on Earth”.