Joe Blackburn's a Clown's Log
Joseph Blackburn, a clown who juggled on horseback, took a professional trip to England in 1838, accompanied by the noted American vaulter and bareback rider, Levi J. North. His account of their experiences abroad encompasses activity with the circuses of
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