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!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

LET'S TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE, HOW MANY REMEMBER THESE GREAT ACTS????

In the early 1950's Ringling Bros. Circus had a "3" Ring Display of Bareback riders.
IN RING #1, THE RIDING PARENTS
The two young men in this act are the Hodgini brothers, & the young lady on the right is Rusty Parent.

IN RING #3, THE RIDING ROMIGS
The guy hanging on the back is Irv "Ricky The Clown" Romig, I believe his sister Fay also worked in the act.

AND IN THE CENTER RING, THE ALBERTO ZOPPE TROUPE OF BAREBACK RIDERS

6 Comments:

Anonymous johnny said...

In the Parent and Romig acts I believe you would find horsewoman Marion Seifert and excellent rider Jackie Bostock. The Hodgini Bros. and Fay and Irv Roming were already accomplished riders from two prominent riding act families. Joey Hodgini would work into Office duties on Ringling and be the paymaster for many years and a very popular personable part of the people that made up the GSOE.

2/05/2007 9:17 AM  
Anonymous henry edgar said...

is rusty perrin rusty parent? if so, she was a great equestrienne. after she retired from riding, she trained a horse for a great friend, Pat Miller, and helped pat polish the riding skills she already has so that for the few years she did her principal riding act, it was the stronest principal riding act i've ever seen before or after.

2/05/2007 11:55 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Yes henry, I had her name spelled wrong, I'm sure glad I have all you guys to back me up, & straighten me out!

2/05/2007 12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rusty broke in as a bareback rider with Nellie Dutton of the riding Duttons prior to her years with Ringling.

2/05/2007 12:30 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

The third rider from the left, almost hidden is Lilly(Lili-Ana)Kristensen.

2/08/2007 5:38 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Jack, & Dick McDonald of Idlewilde Park in Legonier PA,loved to hire retired Circus performers for the Park.
Nellie & Bossie ran the Shooting Gallery.

2/10/2007 11:11 AM  

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