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!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

FROM GLORIA WILKINSON:SAINT LOUIS FIREMAN'S CIRCUS 1951 FEATURING COWBOY STAR RED RYDER

This is the Tom Packs Circus, according to the program it was held at the Arena. Maybe someone can tell us if this pre-dates the huge show Packs used to present at the Public High School Stadium or maybe it was in addition to that show, which was sponsered by the Shrine.

2 Comments:

Blogger Down the Road by Jim said...

Hard to see who is in the picture --- is this Wild Bill Elliott ???His horse WAS called Thunder !Why would he be on a stage coach ?? maybe it was raining , and thunder didn't want to come out , and get wet --- I could go on --

2/22/2007 7:57 PM  
Anonymous Jim A. said...

I moved to St. Louis in 1966. At that time they had a big Police Circus in the spring (a Fleckles date then). The summer featured the Shrine date at Public School Stadium (Tom Packs). In the fall the Firemen had a Rodeo at the Arena. Both the Police and Firemen's date were fund raisers for a retirement fund. When the City began to add that benefit the dates ended (about 1971).

2/23/2007 9:46 AM  

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