Miller, Mead and Olmstead menagerie in United States

Miller, Mead and Olmstead menagerie
Typecircus
Founded1833
First elephant0
Closed down1834
CountryUnited States

1833: The ship Star from India landed in Philadelphia in early 1833, bearing a full-grown elephant which was eventually given the name Gold Button. John Miller, Abraham Mead and Ira Olmstead formed a menagerie based on this animal.

1834: The title changed to Miller, Mead & Delavan’s Grand Menagerie of Living Animals in 1834. This marks the inclusion of William A. Delavan (1804-1873) as a partner.

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