P. T. Barnums Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Hippodrome in United States


P. T. Barnums Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Hippodrome
Chattanooga 1872
Chattanooga 1872

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OwnerP. T. Barnum
Founded1871
Closed down1875
Country United States

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Key People 1871-1875: James L. Hutchinson (agent)
1873: Charles White (menagerie superintendent)
1873-: Frank Dooley (animal trainer)

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P. T. Barnums Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Hippodrome, United States , was founded in 1871. P. T. Barnums Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan and Hippodrome closed down in 1875.


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1871: In Brooklyn, New York in 1871 with William Cameron Coup, P. T. Barnum established P. T. Barnums Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome, a traveling amalgamation of circus, menagerie and museum of "freaks", which by 1872 was billing itself as "The Greatest Show on Earth". It went through a number of variants on these names: "P.T. Barnums Travelling Worlds Fair, Great Roman Hippodrome and Greatest Show On Earth".

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1873: The Grand Entre with Great Performing Elephants: Ring No. 1: Gipsey, Introduced by Col. Charles White, Ring No. 2: Betsey, Introduced by Frank Dooley.

1876: Setup as P.T. Barnums Greatest Show on Earth

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