Our Regional Heritage
Twins Berenice and Lurline Roth were elected queens of the Menlo Circus in 1925. When founded in 1923, the Circus was said to be "...the only country club in America designed exclusively for children." It survives today in the same Atherton location, and is known as the Menlo Circus Club. The twins were the daughters of William R. and Lurline Roth, who spent summers at their Why Worry estate in Woodside. In the 1930s, the family, who operated the Matson Steamship Lines, purchased the Filoli Estate in Woodside, off Canada Road. Photo courtesy, Menlo Circus Club/Menlo Park Historical Association.

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