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Pictured in a 1917 newspaper cut, left, is The Great Nicola (Will Nicol). His partner Charles Classen (Charles Hugo), is pictured in a 1916 passport photo.

Exotic animals create stir at Monmouth depot

Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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