Back in Time

Big Top Town

Season 11 Episode 2 | 27m 45s | Video has closed captioning.

The first circus decided to wait out the winter in Hugo, Oklahoma in 1941. Since then, 22 circuses have called Hugo home. Under the big top we hear their stories of growing up in Hugo, life on the road and the thrill of excitement in children’s eyes. After the final curtain, “Showman’s rest,” an elaborate cemetery plot with headstones carved for clowns, elephant trainers and snake charmers.

Aired: 01/13/22

Rating: NR

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Back in Time is a local public television program presented by OETA.