Peru: Circus Capital of the World eBook –

In April , Ben Wallace, the owner of the local livery, opened the season of his new circus in Peru and billed it as Wallace and Company s Great World s Menagerie and International Circus It was an instant success and soon grew to be one of the largest and most renowned circuses in American history Over the nextyears, many circuses found a home in Peru Under the direction of the American Circus Corporation, an industry was created in Peru that employed as many as , people Circuses like the Hagenbeck Wallace, John Robinson, and Sells Floto Buffalo Bill s Wild West Show departed Peru by rail each spring, along with some of the best acts from around the world, including Terrell the Lion King Jacobs the world s favorite clown, Emmett Kelly and animal trainer Clyde Beatty, who played himself inHollywood movies In , Ringling Brothers purchased the American Circus Corporation As the country sank into the Depression, fewer circuses left Peru each season In , Ringling Brothers closed its winter quarters in Peru, ending an era

5 thoughts on “Peru: Circus Capital of the World

  1. Peter Kitslaar Peter Kitslaar says:

    Very nice, excellent transaction

  2. Callaea Callaea says:

    I purchased this book because of family genealogy Some of my ancestors lived in Peru, IN and they told stories of the circus barns there.I enjoyed the book and the information, but, I wish there had been Names There were lots of pictures, but hardly any names and sometimes no description of the places.This book has circus information in it if that is only what you are interested in.


    Peru, The Circus Capitol is an extremely interesting book, chock full of old B W pictures As with all books published in this format and series, it is full of both details and photos Some times the story refers to the photo and most of the time it is not It is just a photo of the period When it is just a photo, it would be nice if there was a caption so details of the photo were known A great book for circus modelers for seeing those little details that help bring a scene or model to life A great resource book

  4. Carla T. Carla T. says:

    babi hutan lu

  5. Evangelia P. Evangelia P. says:

    Great book with a lot of local Peru, IN history and never before seen photos of Peru Excellent book.