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!

Friday, October 20, 2006

SNAPSHOTS: FROM THE WILSON ARCHIVES



Here are a couple of wire walkers from the '20's, or '30's that I have been unable to identify. The bottom one is from a small snapshot that appears to be hand colored. Take a look at the practice rigging in the top photo, it appears to be just a rope tied between two trucks.

3 Comments:

Blogger Bob Cline said...

My learning the inclined wire was a direct result of taking a shortcut from the ground up to the hayloft of my families barn or at least that's what the press releases said when I was on Circus Kirk. I've got a copy of it around here somewhere.
Bob

10/20/2006 6:10 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

The rope in the first picture between two trucks looks higher than the perforeing wire in the second picture. The first picture looks more dangerous. We want to see that press release Bob.

10/23/2006 7:39 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

I have the press release from Kelly Miller that says I was discovered in South Africia. I had never been out of the state of Illinois. Don't you just love it!!

10/23/2006 7:41 PM  

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