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Thursday, June 17, 2010

KELLY MILLER RETURNS---


Circus comes back to Southeast New York

By Michael Risinit • mrisinit@lohud.com • June 16, 2010
SOUTHEAST — The circus returned to Southeast this morning, as workers for the Oklahoma-based Kelly Miller Circus unloaded camels, elephants and ponies on the site of the former Golf Dome off Route 22. By 10:30 a.m., the big top was up. Two shows will take place later today, at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., as part of a dual fundraiser for the Brewster Education Foundation and the Brewster Fire Department.
Southeast, as well as Somers, lays claim to being the birthplace of the early traveling American circus. Hachaliah Bailey, a Somers farmer, purchased an elephant around 1805 and began exhibiting it for a fee in surrounding towns. Bailey mentored Nathan Howes of Southeast, whose family created its own successful circus operation. His brother, Seth B. Howes, became one of P.T. Barnum's partners.Tickets at the circus box office are $14 for adults and $7 for children. Tomorrow, the circus will be in Cortlandt, on the baseball field behind Town Hall.

Read more about this tomorrow on Lohud.com and in The Journal News.

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