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Circus: Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling AmericaYou can explore the topic of "circuses" further using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    circus, circus day, circus parade, circus train, pavilion circus, John Bill Ricketts, P.T. Barnum, Jumbo, Barnum & Bailey, Ringling Bros.
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America