Chilly Billy: The Evolution of a Circus Millionaire

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Wildside Press LLC, 2009 - Circus owners - 320 pages
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"Chilly Billy" was the nickname of circus mogul William Washington Cole, the chief rival of P. T. Barnum. Cole was born into a circus family in 1847, and beginning in 1870 and continuing through 1886, developed "Cole's Colossal Circus" into a money-making enterprise. He wisely invested his earnings in real estate, making himself a multimillionaire before finally closing down shop. Another landmark contribution to American circus history, complete with notes, index, bibliography, and contemporaneous illustrations.
 

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Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
16
Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
75
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 9
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Section 10
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