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  1. The Great Balloon

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    February 27, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

    Ivy Baldwin’s balloon was a popular attraction at Elitch’s Gardens in the early 1900s but development of ballooning began years …
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  2. The Elitch Gardens Gardens

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    February 20, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

    When John and Mary Elitch purchased the 16-acre Chilcott Farm, it was home to apple and cherry orchards and a …
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  3. P.T. Barnum: Life in Variety

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    February 13, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

    In 1882, P.T. Barnum bought 760 acres of land near Denver to use as winter quarters for his circus animals. …
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  4. Vaudeville

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    February 6, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

    The first theatre acts at Elitch’s Gardens were vaudeville. These collections of variety acts consisted of family entertainment but vaudeville …
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