The circus has been with us for more than 100 years. The spectacle of clowns, elephants, trapeze artists and other exotic animals was something that many have seen at least once in our lifetimes. The biggest circus troupe is Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus which was billed as “The Greatest Show On Earth” for what seems like forever. That circus has been performing for more than 98 years (since 1919) across the country first as a traveling circus and then as it gained in popularity, sold out stadiums across the country. Sadly to say, the show will not go on.