Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 18 Barnum’s Burning Buildings

Written By: Tracy - Jun• 05•17


The water that firefighters used to put out the fire, combined with freezing temperatures turned the museum into a life-sized gingerbread house.

Recently it was announced to the world that in May of 2017, the Ringling brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus would be rolling up it’s tents for the last time.

And while the circus is synonymous with P.T. Barnum today, in his day, Barnum was known for many other business ventures. The circus is something he just kind of fell into.
Barnum could be considered the Elon Musk or Richard Branson of his time. A self made millionaire with his finger on the pulse of America. Barnum revolutionized entertainment for a country that was just starting to have leisure time.

But One thing Barnum is not known for, but maybe should be, are the many, many times a building that he owns burned down.

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