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John Ringling expands his circus empire...
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September 10, 1929
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, September 10, 1929
* John Ringling expands his empire
* Ringling Brothers Circus
* Buys "American Circus Corporation"
The top of page 4 has a one column heading: "RINGLING BUYS FIVE CIRCUSES; MAKES HIM CZAR" with subhead and small photo of Ringling. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 58 pages, rag edition in great condition.
wikipedia notes: In 1929, John Ringling bought the American Circus Corporation, which consisted of the Sells-Floto Circus, the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus, the John Robinson Circus, the Sparks Circus, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, and the Al G. Barnes Circus from its owners, Jerry Mugivan, Bert Bowers, and Ed Ballard, for $1.7 million. With that acquisition, Ringling owned every traveling circus in America.
Category: The 20th Century