- Associated Press - Friday, June 15, 2018

PERU, Ind. (AP) - In a story June 15 about a circus wagon used in a ceremony honoring century-old train crash victims in Peru, Indiana, The Associated Press reported erroneously the date of the event. It was May 17, not June 14.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Old circus wagon helps honor century-old train crash victims

An old circus wagon built and housed in north-central Indiana has been featured in an Illinois ceremony for a century-old train crash that killed 86 performers

PERU, Ind. (AP) - An old circus wagon built and housed in northern Indiana has been featured in an Illinois ceremony for a century-old train crash that killed 86 performers.



The Kokomo Tribune reports the Sig Sautelle bandwagon was used in the May 17 memorial in Forest Park, Illinois. Attendees gathered at the cemetery where victims were buried to mark the 1918 crash that also injured more than 100 people with the Hagenbeck-Wallace circus.

The bandwagon is housed at the International Circus Hall of Fame outside Peru, Indiana, the city where it was built. Peru also had been the headquarters for the circus, once the United States’ second largest.

Circus Historical Society member Bob Cline, who helped load the wagon for its trip, says it was appropriate for it to be part of the ceremony.

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