Did Clara Barton ever go to a circus?
Owing to a number of reasons it is nearly impossible to either verify or refute this item. It is known as a mature woman she was for some reason adamantly opposed to Amusement parks- there was one near her home in Glen Echo Maryland! I am not aware of her having any encounters with the big top, carnivals, or the like. There have been tales of people witnessing freak accidents at for example, carnivals- that might have motivated them to seek out a career in the health-care field. I doubt this held true with Miss Barton.