King Brothers Circus, in Macon, Georgia,
, was founded in 1945. King Brothers Circus closed down in 1956.
In 1950, Norma Davenport, daughter of Ben Davenport the owner of the Dailey Bros. Circus, married Pete Cristiani.
As a wedding gift Davenport gave the couple 5 performing elephants. Pete and Norma joined the rest of the Cristiani family who were working with the King Bros. Circus owned by showman Floyd King.
The Cristianis then joined forces with King and the "King Bros. and Cristiani Circus was born.