P. T. Barnum: The Greatest Show On Earth

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Brilliant lights dart around the arena in blazing shades of reds and blues. In the center of stadium a ringmaster commands order in the midst of the chaotic performers. Lions and tigers, acrobats and dancers all moving in sync. This is the circus, a place where families can come for a night of fun or one can come just to be moved by the extensive production. Now known world-wide as the "Greatest Show on Earth!," Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus originated as two separate, performing entities that came together to produce one of the most recognized entertainment shows in the world.
In 1841, Phineas Taylor "P.T" Barnum purchased "Scudders American Museum" and used his charismatic style and creative advertising to thrive in the circus
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