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Heavy rain was the major drawback when the Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey Circus played two performances Wednesday, July 9, 1952, on Northern Boulevard in the town of Amsterdam. Local resident Sam Vomero said it was the last time a circus train came to Amsterdam. The predecessor Barnum & Bailey show played Amsterdam on July 30, 1903, also in heavy rain. The circus tried to set up on Ross’s flats, later named Coessens Park in the ...


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