Owner: P. T. Barnum.
1871: In Brooklyn, New York in 1871 with William Cameron Coup, P. T. Barnum established P. T. Barnums Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome, a traveling amalgamation of circus, menagerie and museum of "freaks", which by 1872 was billing itself as "The Greatest Show on Earth". It went through a number of variants on these names: "P.T. Barnums Travelling Worlds Fair, Great Roman Hippodrome and Greatest Show On Earth".
1873: The Great Performing Elephants: Ring No. 1: Gipsey, Introduced by Col. C. White, Ring No. 2: Betsey, Introduced by Frank Dooley.
1876: Setup as P.T. Barnums Greatest Show on Earth