YESTERDAY'S TOWNS

HOWDY, MY NAME IS BILL STRONG, I'LL BE YOUR "24 HOUR MAN", ROUTING YOU INTO THE PAST TO SEE WHAT THE CIRCUS WAS IN DAYS GONE BY. IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, AND MISS WHAT IT USED TO BE, THEN COME ON ALONG AS WE GO DOWN THE ROAD FOLLOWING THE ARROWS BACKWARDS, TO "YESTERDAY'S TOWNS"! IF YOU HAVE CIRCUS RELATED PICTURES YOU WOULD LIKE POSTED, SEND THEM TO,,,,yesterday1@verizon.net,,,,AND WE WILL TRY TO FIT THEM IN. "24 HOUR MAN" WILL HAVE THE FINAL DECISION ON POSTING.

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Three years at CWM made me a real traditionalist, and I keep remembering Bob Parkinson saying, "I want the people to see what the circus used to be, not what it is today. That's what this site is about!

Thursday, April 20, 2006

HAMMER GANG


Set up time on the next lot. I don't know when the motorized "stake driver" was invented but this way was much more interesting to me. In all my years in the business I saw two people drive stakes with a 16 pounder in each hand, Eddie Zacchini, in fact he said, "I bet you never saw this before", and about the time I said, "yes, I saw Ray 'Slick' Valentine do it", one of the hammers slipped and hit Eddie in the shin. I'm sure there were many a hammer man that could do it.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Darryl said...

Axel Gautier was known for this on occasion setting up the elephant tent.

5/11/2006 12:37 AM  

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