The Fergus County Argus declared July 6, 1908, “the biggest day in the history of Lewistown, so far as crowds are concerned.” That was the day the Norris & Rowe Circus would perform their spectacular show under the Big Top for the people of Lewistown. Special trains ran to carry the circus into town and to bring revelers in from the surrounding area. The morning of the show a grand parade of exotic animals marched through town to the tune of the circus band. For the residents of Fergus County the event held special significance—this was the first circus to ever visit Lewistown.
|Fergus County Democrat, June 30, 1908|
|Fergus County Argus July 3, 1908|
|Norris and Rowe Circus Band in Lewistown, Montana July 6, 1908|
|Circus Elephants on Parade in Lewistown, Montana|
*Circus Historical Society
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