The True History Of The Ringling Brothers And Barnum & Bailey Circus

Run Away to the Circus!

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The circus represented magic and adventure. You may have had a romanticized notion that when times got tough, you could always run away and join the circus. You’d be a star, even part of a family of misfits-and-outsiders, and live the life you always dreamed was possible.

If that was ever your dream, even as a young child, it’s likely that dream is no longer an option. The Ringling Brothers And Barnum & Bailey Circus Big Top will be performing for the last time soon. They’re calling it quits. So, as we look ahead to the end, here’s what you need to know about the haphazard world of the circus.