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INTRODUCTION by Charles Philip Fox
BEFORE THE GOLDEN ERA The story of the early circus
HOOFPRINTS IN SAWDUST Of performing horses bareback riders
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19th century acts Adam Forepaugh's aerialist Alfredo Codona American circuses arena Asia Astley Bailey Circus Band Wagon Baraboo bareback Barnum & Bailey big cats big top Cage Wagon camels caravans carvings center ring circus clowns circus has known circus parade circus performers Circus World Museum Clyde Beatty Cole Bros colors Country Beautiful Dailey Bros early equestrian feature flyer flying trapeze flying trapeze artist Francis Brunn galloping horses Gargantua Greatest Show Grimaldi high school horse hippo ingredients John Ringling North Juggling Jumbo later LIBRARIES STANFORD Lillian Leitzel Lou Jacobs main attraction menagerie Merle Evans Miss Leitzel Mother Goose North Salemites once Otto Griebling P. T. Barnum pantomime performing horse riding Ringling Bros Ringling brothers Roman routine sawdust show business showman stars Steam Calliope street parade Tableau Wagon tent tigers train trainer traveling troupe wagon was built white elephant wild animals Wild West Show Wisconsin wonder zoos