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Sangamon County Historical Society

"Big Top on the Prairie: Illinois' Circus History," by Tara McAndrew

  • March 20, 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Carnegie Room, City of Springfield Lincoln Library, 326 South Seventh Street

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"Big Top on the Prairie: Illinois' Circus History," will be presented by Tara McAndrew, history writer for the Illinois Times and other local publications.

Illinois circus history dates back to the 1830s, when the state was  key player in the circus world.  Not only did Illinois produce top-notch circus performers, but the state also was the winter headquarters for several shows and the opening site for Ringling Brothers' circus season for years.

McAndrew is the author of Stories of Springfield: Life in Lincoln's Town, which was published in 2010. 

The program is free and open to the public.

Click Here to read all about the program in the latest issue of Historico.

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