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When the circus was the No. 1 attraction

P.T. Barnum called his circus "The Greatest Show on Earth," and between the Civil War and World War II, the claim was hard to dispute. Traveling circuses were the most popular live entertainment of their day, coming to Detroit and other cities large and small. Above, young elephants pull a cart on Woodward during a circus parade in 1910.


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When the circus was the No. 1 attraction