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Hi everyone,

My family has a lot of black and white pictures from my family’s circus that started in Charter Oak, Iowa. It was William Foxy Groth and Franz Emil Groth who started it in the 20s/30s ish. This is really the only info we know about it. I would love any concrete facts or official posters? Or even pictures taken by others that I might not have seen? I have done weeks of digging on Ancestry and achieves attached to Ancestry.com.

Does anyone have any advice on where to find anything regarding the Groth Bros Circus?

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Hi from Charter Oak. We have at least two photos of Foxy Groth Circus – who was based here in Charter Oak.  My dad (don F) remembers him well and was a classmate of Foxy’s son, Bill Groth.  would like to share/exchange what photos I have for any that you might have.  Brent Friedrichs
FriedrichsBL at yahoo dot com

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I would suggest that you contact the Circus World Museum Library and Research Center in Baraboo, Wisconsin.  They maintain records on a large number of American circuses and may have additional information on the show.  They would also be interested in your photographs if you  would care to share them with circus researchers.

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