Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary Life
Graphic
Histories ›

Gibtown

At one time Gibsonton, Florida was considered the oddest town in America. The fire chief was Al Tomaini the giant. The second deputy of police was a dwarf. The sideshow fat man was also the town’s auto mechanic. And Gibsonton still boasts the only post office in the country with a special counter for midgets. “Gibtown” has long been the off-season home for carnival sideshow performers. But these days it is more of a retirement village.

Comments are closed.

You may also like ...

Graphic

Civil War Widows

Seven decades ago, Daisy Anderson and Alberta Martin were brand new brides. And their husbands served on opposite sides of the Civil War.

Listen
Graphic

The Two Lives of Asa Carter

Asa Carter and Forrest Carter couldn’t have been more different. But they shared a secret.

Listen
css.php