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Pentland's (Joe) Circus 1856

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Joe Pentland c1848
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Proprietors:  ???
Director: ???
Equestrians: Davis Sherwood, Mad Virginia Sherwood, William Armstrong, Juan Hernandez, Eloise Pentland
Clowns: Joe Pentland
Lion Tamer:  ?
Specialty: ???
Elephant: ???
Band: ???
Troupe Size: ???
Capacity: ???
Admission: Reserved 50¢ ch ½ price - Boxes 25¢


From Stuart Thayer, American Circus Anthology, Essays of the Early Years
Starting from New Jersey in 1856, Pentland no longer had the Sherwoods as the equestrian stars, but substituted Sam Stickney,
his daughter Eloise, and Sam, Jr. He also featured the youthful and accomplished Juan Hernandez. By this time, in his fourth
(or fifth) year as manager, Pentland’s show was a good-sized one. He had 60 draft horses and 16 ring horses, 21 wagons and several
carriages and buggies for the personnel. For a circus without a menagerie attached, this array put him among the larger shows.
The 1856 route went into New England and Ontario, ending in Detroit. On 6 January 1857 the circus was offered at auction in Detroit

Obviously, the information about the Sherwoods is regarding Charles Sherwood.

Itinerary

/1856 09 19 Cobourg <subpages /> /1856 09 01 Perth
/1856 09 02 Smiths Falls
/1856 09 03 Brockville
/1856 09 04 Gananoque
/1856 09 05 Kingston
/1856 09 06 Napanee
/1856 09 08 Belleville
/1856 09 09 Trenton
/1856 09 10 Wellington
/1856 09 11 Brighton
/1856 09 12 Percy
/1856 09 13 Norwood
/1856 09 15 Peterborough
/1856 09 16 Lindsay
/1856 09 17 Metcalfe
/1856 09 18 Millbrook
/1856 09 19 Cobourg
/1856 09 20 ??
/1856 09 22 ??

/1856 09 23 Oshawa
/1856 09 24 Markham
/1856 09 25 Richmond Hill
/1856 09 29 Oakville
/1856 09 30 Brampton
/1856 10 01 Georgetown
/1856 10 02 Guelph
/1856 10 03 Elora
/1856 10 04 Berlin
/1856 10 06 Galt
/1856 10 07 Paris
/1856 10 08 Scotland
/1856 10 10 Dundas
/1856 10 11 Hamilton

/1856 10 21 Woodstock
/1856 10 21 Aylmer