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Thursday, June 19, 2008 

Tuesday June 17th. Pequannock, NJ. 40 miles. Grass lot. Perfect circus weather.

In the 1870’s when Mr. Coup and Mr Barnum opened their first big circus the show played in Brooklyn, and New York, and ferried across the Hudson River to play the New Jersey towns as the circus wagons fought the mud and weather and aimed for Philadelphia. It was a long season, and in future years the Barnum show would move on the rails. The Kelly Miller Circus can play the suburbs of Philadelphia one afternoon, and the jump through the metro traffic to play the northern New Jersey suburbs of New York a few days later. Our own long season covers miles that no wagon show saw in a decade.

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