Tag: Beer-Barnes Circus


This Week in Chester History…

In 1937, the previous week’s Beer-Barnes Circus proved to be too much of a temptation for two Chester boys. According to the Mendham-Chester Tribune, “one young moppet was hastily shipped home [via local constables] accompanied by two chocolate bars. From the other’s parents came a rebuff: ‘We don’t care where he went, nor if he comes back.’ But return he did, and with a very thick magazine in his trousers.”

 

 


This Week in Chester History…

Beer-Barnes Circus entertained Chesterites at the ball field at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m., in 1937. The single-ring show included acrobats, clowns, and a handful of animals. The circus was from Georgia, and planned to travel up the east bank of the Mississippi River and return home through Kansas and Oklahoma. Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune