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Published July 14, 2013, 05:00 AM

Circuses, carnivals, 'Wild West' shows featured N.D. natives

A number of interesting individuals who lived in North Dakota found employment in various circuses, “Wild West” shows, and carnivals. In 1922, Hans Langseth, a farmer in Richland County, N.D., was judged to have the world’s longest beard, which measured 17 feet 4 inches. For a short time, he was showcased in the Ringling Brothers Circus, but quit to return to his farm and real estate business.

By: Curtis Eriksmoen, INFORUM

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