"There's no Business like Show Business". This is an opportunity to share and present Circus History with others.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Five Graces Bandwagon
This is the Five Graces hooked up to the 40 horse hitch in 1897 on the Adam Forepaugh and Sells Bros. Circus. It would then go to Europe on the Barnum & Bailey tours from 1898 to 1902 being pulled by the 40 horse hitch in the parades, daily.
I performed from 1973 to 1995 with a couple years off in between. I did an aerial cradle act for three years, low wire as a clown, trained llamas, ponies, then lions and tigers for 15 years. I am now a firefighter, a member of the Circus Historical Society and an author of several circus and carnival related subjects.