The Circus Comes to Town

Julie Schrader
Issue Date: 
July/August 1995

Schrader points out that Al Ringling’s help from his uncle, Nicholas Julear in St. Clair was instrumental in the beginnings of the Ringling Brother’s Circus here in 1872. She also presents some rare area photographs from the 1880’s to 1908 that dealt with the circus and other local gatherings.

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