This aerial photo is quiet interesting. Across from the Ringling Circus is the Royal American show…. once one of the largest carnivals in the US. Date of this picture Sept 15, 1952. Joplin, Mo.
The Royal American Shows came to an end in 1997 with Norton Auctioneers conducting an auction at the Winter quarters in 1999.
It ran with a train. See some great pictures. from the 1970’s