Late at night, several times a week, young people full of beer come in carloads to carouse. New York, New York: It was a rumor spread to keep people out of this exclusive area, even though we always wound up there at 5am after a drunken night. Ringling had these homes custom built to make his tinier attractions more comfortable? An error has occurred. She swore one night she had been driving through the place when she saw a midget out chopping wood. Not to sound funny or anything, but for little people they sure can run.
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The local legend is bolstered by two coincidences. I've heard rumors of one near Downieville, one near Long Beach, and one near La Jolla, but have yet to hear or see any proof. Local bars, restaurants boost Eagles' fans morale. We knocked on the little doors, and peeked through the tiny windows, but unfortunately there were no residents, midget or otherwise, to be found anywhere.
Midgetville is actually on a dirt road near the old Ringling Brothers estate, which is now a retreat for nuns. Those adventuring at night in the area even told tales of evil dwarf sightings. This has caused controversy as being "a freak show ", but has defenders who feel that this might be the best chance some of these people have to be employed and independent. Stanislaus Friary, a monastery for the Capuchin Fathers. Spurred on by tales of this tiny town and its wee inhabitants, Weird NJ has visited at least half a dozen locations rumored to be the home of a colony of these vertically challenged individuals.
According to legend, such houses and communities were custom built for groups of little people who banded together and lived communally, usually after retiring from a circus or the Vaudeville stage. Many leads on alleged Midgetvilles we track down turn out to be nothing more than small groupings of bungalows, originally built as vacation homes. She got spooked by that, so I could never convince her to take me there. The cottages were rented out but the place eventually became overgrown with ivy and trees. David MacDonald, 32, moved into his house a month ago at the head of the block. Ringling purchased nearly acres of land in this section of Jefferson Township then known as Petersburg on which to build an estate and winter home for his performers many of whom were little people and his animals. Events Guide Television Theater Video: