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The Way We Were: Circus came to Augusta and brought mystery with it
The 1941 deaths of 10 circus elephants brought nationwide attention to Augusta. It was a case with just about everything. Ten dead circus elephants, suspicions of arsenic poison, a suspect who looked guilty with an alibi nobody believed, a private investigator, a Minneapolis psychiatrist and a dead clown. All came together in Augusta in November 1941,