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Sedan in Chautauqua County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Traveling Circus Posters

 
 
Traveling Circus Posters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2012
1. Traveling Circus Posters Marker
Inscription.  

The traveling circus was "here today and gone tomorrow". The one day stop included two performances. Circus management sent an advance crew two weeks ahead of time to let everyone know that the show was coming. The posters were 28" x 42" and hung in store windows by the hundreds. Larger posters hung on buildings and barns. The big circus came in on the railroad and thought nothing of posting 5,000 to 8,000 posters.
 
Erected by Emmett Kelly Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 7.621′ N, 96° 11.106′ W. Marker is in Sedan, Kansas, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 166) and Douglas Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 East Main Street, Sedan KS 67361, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. N B "Stony" Wall (a few steps from this marker); Midland Railway
Emmet Kelly Museum in Former Opera House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2012
2. Emmet Kelly Museum in Former Opera House
Click or scan to see
this page online
(within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Also see . . .
1. Emmet Kelly Museum. Museum website (Submitted on July 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Emmett Kelly. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on January 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Emmett Kelley Inset image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 7, 2012
3. Emmett Kelley Inset
Along Sedan's "Yellow Brick Road" in front of museum
Emmett Kelly as "Weary Willie" image. Click for full size.
via History For Sale, unknown
4. Emmett Kelly as "Weary Willie"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on January 7, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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