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Friday, September 23, 2011

FROM MIKE NAUGHTON--

Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey circus, Hartford, CT 1944

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The Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey circus arrives in Hartford, Connecticut on July 5th, 1944 - one day before the circus fire that would take the lives of more than 160 fans. This clip from a film called Circus Colossus shows the trains being unloaded, elephants exiting the train, circus folks going about their business, plowing the fields and preparing food.

For more about the 1944 Hartford Circus Fire, please visit www.circusfire1944.com

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