AMERICANA: The Mysterious Americans

Every week, some things happen in the U.S. that seem peculiarly American—or at least more likely to happen in the U.S. than elsewhere. Some that happened last week:

Oklahoma. A tall, talented gentleman by the name of F. Bam Morrison descended on Wetumka (pop. 2,500) to prepare for the coming of "Bonn's United Circus Shows." He got the Boy Scouts to sponsor it. The Meadors Hotel saved 20 rooms, a grocery ordered 100 Ibs. of frankfurters, the Coca-Cola Co. dozens of cases of pop. A truckload of hay was deposited on the circus grounds to feed the elephants. F. Bam...

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