The Ole Shows

  • November 19, 2014

George Engesser’s Circus was based in St. Peter, Minnesota. It was one of the largest motorized circuses in the US from the 1920s until the start of WWII. This poster advertises What Happened to Ole – one of the many Ole Shows put on by the circus. George’s father, Matthew, founded theĀ Engesser Brewing Company in 1916.

Photo courtesy of the Nicollet County Historical Society.

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