In Oklahoma: a Big Top Moves Out

After the winter, the circus bestirred itself like an animal and hit the road. There were kinks to be worked out, sore joints and what have you, but nothing that could not be attended to on the circuit. The outfit made a pretty sight crossing the Red River on the highway from Hugo, Okla., where it holes up between November and March, to Paris, Texas, where the show would open the 1986 season. They numbered among them 80 brightly painted vehicles, 250 colorful people, a hippo, a rhino, a giraffe, assorted lions, tigers, llamas, horses, donkeys, zebras, elephants and goats. The...

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