Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Monday that it is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all of its touring elephants in May. I applaud them! This isn’t Retro Charlotte’s first circus blog as you’ll see here. (And if you haven’t seen circus elephant-keeper John King’s headstone at Elmwood Cemetery you gotta go!) Meanwhile, here’s a look at ads for 3 circuses coming to town in September, 1927.