"There's no Business like Show Business". This is an opportunity to share and present Circus History with others.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
There were at least 5 different twenty foot cottage cages built. Two were built in 1896 / 1897 for the John Robinson's 10 Big Shows and one went to the Ringling show in 1898 and then three more were built to replace them between 1898 / 1899 and 1901.
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.