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An amazing model train, Baraboo, WI: Circus World Part 3

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

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Circus World: Part 2, The Wagons

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

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Visiting the circus [Circus World, Part I]

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

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