Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Enter our CONTEST!!!

Would you like to win 4 tickets to the Ringling Bros.and Barnum & Bailey Circus??? We are giving away four (4) tickets to the Wednesday, July 28, 2010 @ 7:30pm performance at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. The value of the family package is $120. For everyone who enters correctly, we will draw a family name at random to win the tickets. To enter, please follow these steps:
1) Become a "follower" on our blog:
2) Answer these 4 questions correctly on the comment section below (by July 15th):
  1. What was the original name of the circus in 1875?
  2. What was the name of the first baby elephant born in the United States?
  3. What was P. T. Barnum's full name?
  4. How many Ringling Brothers were there originally?


  1. 1. P.T. Barnum's Great Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan, and Hippodrome
    2. Little Columbia
    3. Phineas Taylor Barnum
    4. Seven

  2. 1. P.T. Barnum's Great Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan, and Hippodrome

    2. Her name was "Columbia." Her parents were part of Cooper and Bailey Circus... born in 1880 in Philadelphia.

    3. Phineas Taylor Barnum

    4. There were 5 brothers involved in the circus originally, beginning in 1884. Another brother joined in 1885 to total 6, and their 7th brother joined in 1886.

    “Beginning their tented circus in 1884, Alf T. Ringling, Al Ringling, Charles Ringling, John Ringling, and Otto Ringling soon became known as Kings Of The Circus World. A sixth brother, Henry Ringling, joined the show in 1886. In 1889 the seventh Ringling brother, A.G. "Gus" Ringling, joined the show.”