Posted by Bill on March 19, at A few friends and I read that story, and had for years heard stories from locals. Everyone on the bus was cracking jokes and saying how they wanted to ring the doorbells of the houses. What kind of trouble? Posted by notreal on January 10, at 7: Ringling had these homes custom built to make his tinier attractions more comfortable?
Brief History of the Russian Midget Colony of Sweetwater, Florida - Kogevins
The castor oil was used in the textile industry to soften fibers and impart luster to synthetic dyes. We turned down the road, but no midget — all we saw was woods. Family members back home advised the tiny troupe not to return and stay abroad. Granite State", web site at the link:
Aged oil was eventually replaced with boiled oil. In legendary director D. Midgetville is actually on a dirt road near the old Ringling Brothers estate, which is now a retreat for nuns. Many employees lived in New York and commuted to work in fifteen minutes by the th Street Ferry Route. The last time the ferry was used was to transport Captain Gooch to Fort Washington to deliver a letter from General Washington to Colonel Robert Magaw, the commanding officer of the beleaguered fort.
And can they really shoot at you if your not doing anything wrong? I think that one day we took a class trip to Midgetville. The circus would arrive at the nearby Oak Ridge train station each autumn and trek four miles down the dirt path of Berkshire Valley Road on foot or by horse drawn wagon to the Ringling estate to spend the winter months. We have seen up to 7 at a time. Midgetville is actually on a dirt road near the old Ringling Brothers estate, which is now a retreat for nuns. For an average sized adult these homes would undoubtedly seem pretty claustrophobic. Out of respect for the privacy of the residents, both tall and small, living in the many supposed Midgetvilles around the state, we have never given the exact locations of these communities.