The Circus Comes to Carleton Place

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The Circus Comes to Carleton Place
Vintage Carleton Place & Beckwith photo

Dales’ Three Ring circus was very prominent in the late 40s to early 60s. The were an offshoot of Dales Bros circus and they used three rings. The New York Herald called the three rings a drawback because “the spectator was compelled to receive more than his money’s worth; in other words, that while his head was turned in one direction he felt it was losing something good in another.”

Dales Bros Circus sideshow. From 1948 to 1950. Year of this photo …
1948 Dales Bros Circus
1948 Dales Bros Circus
1948 Dales Bros Circus
1948 Dales Bros Circus

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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