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The Daring Young Texan on the Flying Trapeze

When Vander Clyde saw his first circus in Austin around the turn of the twentieth century, it was love at first sight.  Less than ten years later, the farm boy joined a sister trapeze act — dressed as one of the sisters!

This is the unique story told in the “This Week in Texas History” column for the week of Wednesday, July 31 through Tuesday, August 6.  Chances are you have never read anything like it!