TIL: in 1906 a group of 500 students from Missouri State University demanded they be let into the Cole Bros. circus for $0.25 instead of $0.50. When they couldn’t stay for the concert after the show they marched to the train yard ripped up rails and greased them so the train couldn’t leave town.

Read more: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn88068010/1906-05-18/ed-1/seq-4/#date1=1777&index=1&rows=20&words=circus+Missouri+train&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=&date2=1963&proxtext=CIRCUS+TRAIN+MISSOURI&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1

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  1. Ok, you left out that one of the circus crew and one of the students were shot, and a bunch more were injuried in the fighting after being kicked out of the show!

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