The Ringling Bros. Bell Wagon was residing at the Ringling Museums until a legal battle ensued as to what the Ringling Museums actually owned vs. what was on loan. ( Someone please correct me if this isn't correct )
Anyway, around 1985, several wagons left the Florida climate to come to Baraboo to be placed on loan at the Circus World Museum. Since the Parade had just been restored in Milwaukee again, Marv Gauger and his team undertook the huge task of making the grande olde dame, parade ready again.
The entire photo set for this event was in the Marv Gauger photo albums that Mr. Steve Flint has and who has so graciously allowed me to share with one and all. Enjoy!