The Carson & Barnes Circus rolled into Independence for afternoon and evening performances on Monday, July 1. The public was invited to watch the raising of the big top at Pioneer Creek Park and meet some of the animals, so entertainment lasted all day. Here is how the day started. (Sun staff photos by Susan Van Cleaf)
A workman puts finishing touches on the roof of the big top as the Carson & Barnes Circus sets up for performances in Independence Monday, July 1. He might be higher than any of the aerialists who later entertained crowds in two shows at Pioneer Creek Park.