Gibsonton, Florida, near Tampa, was historically a winter home to freak show carnival act and circus workers. The location was chosen by the residents for its proximity to Ringling Brothers headquarters in Tampa.
Over the years, Gibsonton has been home to such notable sideshow acts as Percilla the Monkey Girl, the Anatomical Wonder and the Lobster Boy. At one time, Siamese twin sisters operated a fruit stand in town.
Town perks for the residents included a post office equipped with a low counter especially for dwarves and zoning laws that allowed for them to keep circus trailers and elephants on their front lawns.
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