Posted 06-27-2003 at 12:35:25
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We were mostly born and bred in the rural countryside. Many who live in big US cities have traced their ancestors back to rural farms.>>>> American Circuses Hit the Road
The United States had very few big cities. Moving the circus was a huge process because they had to build a building instead of a tent. In the middle of the 19th century, circus owners replaced the permanent buildings with canvas tents that could be put up and taken down quickly. This process didn't cost the circus as much.
Some circuses traveled by train, others by truck. Yet to stay competative they had to find an efficient way to move the circus. Circuses became so good at moving, that military forces studied their methods of moving. Some people thought that the circus was somewhat mysterious. <<<<<<<<<<<<