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Topic: Help!
Message: Posted by: Montethrower (Oct 10, 2006 09:35AM)
I am doing a report on turn of the century entertainment, mainly on the circus and the MIDWAY!!! If anyone has any good, historically correct refernce sites, I would greatly appreciate them. Thanks in advance,

Message: Posted by: drwilson (Oct 10, 2006 09:55AM)
[url=http://www.sideshowworld.com/]Sideshow World[/url]
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Oct 10, 2006 10:06AM)
Midways were a new concept, having originated at the Columbian Exposition. Prior to that time, show lots were not centralized in that way.
Message: Posted by: jeremysweiss (Oct 10, 2006 08:21PM)
Joe Nickell's book: Secrets of the Sideshow EVERYTHING YOU NEED (also I echo Dr. Wilson)
Message: Posted by: mrunge (Oct 10, 2006 09:52PM)
Hi Monte,

I'll second the new book by Joe Nickell's called "Secrets Of The Sideshows." In it you'll find everything.

The site Doc mentions is also the best one out there for online info on the Sideshow.

Between both of these sources, you'll find everything you might need to know for your work. Good luck with your report.

Message: Posted by: Montethrower (Oct 11, 2006 09:40AM)
Thank you all. The Slim section of Sideshow world was great too. Thanks again.