Retro Charlotte

1927: Three circuses come to town

Meet Victor, the “highly educated hippo” with John Robinson’s Circus.
Meet Victor, the “highly educated hippo” with John Robinson’s Circus. The Charlotte Observer

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.

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