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The Bloomington-Normal Circus Legacy - a book by Brunsdale, Maureen

The Bloomington-Normal Circus Legacy

The Golden Age of Aerialists

The Bloomington-Normal Circus Legacy( )
Author: Brunsdale, Maureen
Schmitt, Mark
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing
Imprint:History Press, The
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $9.99
Book Description:

Starting in the 1870s, the barns, icehouses, gymnasiums and empty theaters of central Illinois provided the practice sites for aerial performers whose names still command reverence in the annals of American circus history. Meet Fred Miltimore and the Green Brothers, runaways from the Fourth Ward School who became the first Bloomington-born flyers. Watch Art Concello, a ten-year-old truant, become first a world-class flyer, then a famous trapeze impresario and finally Ringling Brothers...
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