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Circus World Museum gets 3 new wagons


BARABOO, Wis. (AP) -- The Circus World Museum has added three new wagons to their collection in Baraboo.

One is a ticket wagon and the other two are cage wagons believed to be used in circuses between 1924 and 1930.

They are also the earliest example of tunnel car wagons known to exist. Tunnel cars were also used to move wagons, equipment and animals.

The Kohler Foundation of Wisconsin purchased the wagons from a private collector in Pennsylvania and gifted them to the museum. Kohler had learned of the museum's interest in the wagons after a museum official saw them advertised in a carousel magazine.

The museum has 2/3 of the remaining circus wagons in the world, with over 200 in their collection. It opened in 1959.

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