An uncommon location for a circus, but it was perfect. A mile trolley car ride into the cemetery I discovered a tree shaded lake which became the stage for acrobats, musicians, unicyclists and show girls. In the backdrop was the Niblo family Mausoleum. The Niblos were originators of a Brooklyn Circus in the 1800s.
There was wonder, smiles and parades of performers in the first hour. The second hour brought performances on lakeside stages and on the lake in boats . There was an organist, an...Read more