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We saw too many things on our fall trip to write about them all. Here is a selection of some that I chose not to write more about. From Dublin, Ohio: Are these rabbits dancing because there is gigantic corn … Continue reading
Joseph J. Kaspar, an Emmy-winning NBC television engineer, spent years researching the 1947 Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus train. He collected 1105 photographs. Remarkably, he also obtained the original conductor’s notebook listing all the cars and what they … Continue reading
Circus World in Baraboo, Wisconsin has over 200 Circus Wagons, the largest collection of this type in the world. They are from many circuses including but not limited to the Cole Bros., Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show, and the … Continue reading
Before video games, before the Internet, before TV and radio, and even before Hollywood, there was the circus. Initially circuses had a reputation for fraud and crime. But five of the surviving six sons of Wisconsin immigrant Augustus Ringling, were … Continue reading
My most recent post was on the International Crane Foundation. This photo has nothing to do with cranes but was taken while visiting there using the telephoto zoom — and I regard it an amazing stroke of luck.
A brochure in our motel in Baraboo, Wisconsin for the International Crane Foundation caught our attention. It calls itself “the only place on Earth where you can see all 15 of the world’s crane species.” Stopping in on our way … Continue reading