Walter L. Main

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Walter L. Main
Walter  Main

Personal details
Country United States

Title owner 1885-1904
Location at Walter L. Main Circus in United States

Title director 1882-1886
Location at William Main International Circus in United States

Biography details

Walter L. Main , circus owner in United States

Born 1867-07-13 in United States dead 1950 in United States , son of owner William Main .

Records about Walter L. Main from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
It has been more than 60 years since Walter L. Main passed from the local scene, but several area residents still recall the great showman from Geneva.

Further, on the west side of town, Walter Main Road, between routes 20 and 84, remains as a reminder of this prince of the big top. It was on this road that the winter quarters for Main’s circus stood for several years, until the devastating fire of 1906 that killed dozens of circus animals and caused Main great financial setback. He never recovered from the event that he would refer to as his “Waterloo” later in life.

Main is buried in Uniondale Cemetery, Pittsburgh, where his second wife was buried. His obituary listed only one survivor, a sister-in-law.
Don Covington

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). owner Walter L. Main in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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