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Sept. 27, 1907: Child Welfare Officer Cites Ringling Bros. for Underage Performers

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Sept. 27, 1907 Los Angeles Ringling Bros. manager Charles Davis said farewell to Los Angeles, leaving $50 ($1,026.18 USD 2005) and some choice words for local authorities. Child welfare officer Robert W. … Continue reading

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Circus fire kills 168

Five Ringing Bros. officials and an employee were sentenced to prison in the Hartford, Conn., fire. Circus Vice President James A. Haley, who served eight months in prison, was eventually elected as a Democratic congressman from Florida. The James A. … Continue reading

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