P.T Barnum Cale Gowen

P.T. Barnum was born on July 5, 1810 in Bethel, Connecticut. When he was twelve he was selling lottery tickets and home made cherry rum to soldiers. He later moved to New York City as a young man and sold/published news papers. in 1841 Barnum opened Barnum's American Museum. Later, in 1868 Barnum's American Museum burned down and Barnum decided to take his show on the road. In 1887 Barnum sign over everday operations to James Bailey and it became Barnum & Bailey's Greatest show on earth. Barnum died April 7, 1891 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

What Made Him Famous

P.T Barnum was a scam artist who exploited people stupidity and tricked them into believing many things. Then created Barnum's American Museum. He got an assortment of regular people and made others believe they were weird and mystifying. Later he made the P.T. Barnum's Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan, and Circus.

Interesting Facts

  • He is the number one person named PT.
  • He is also the #6 cancer entrepreneur.
  • He is also the #30 cancer entrepreneur.
Created By
Cale Gowen

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.