Elephants Parade in Front of G.I. Joe’s

Heading for Delta Park, elephants and their handlers trudge in front of the original expanded G.I. Joe’s store in 1956 or 1957.  They were part of a huge circus that put on shows for a few days.

I remember going to the circus site and watching the elephants help put up the tents!  It was almost a better show than seeing the actual performance in the three rings.  My brother Corky and I had mixed feelings about circuses anyway, because we had seen a few movies that I think had scary clown murderers in them.

I had thought that the circus was Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey, but on the internet, I found a list of cities they toured in those years and it did not include Portland.  Time for more research!

Mom snapped this photo.



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