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!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

LET'S FOLLOW THE ARROWS BACK DOWN THE ROAD A WAYS, STARTING BY JUMPING ABOUT 5O YEARS.

HAMID-MORTON CIRCUS 1958
Sgt Preston of the Yukon,
Harrisburg PA.

HAMID-MORTON-HUNT BROS. COMBINED CIRCUS 1957
Here's a back yard scene at Palisades Park NJ, L to R, Bill Strong, Penny Wilson, Bill Johnston, "Wichta" Jimmy Coup, & someone hiding from the IRS, or FBI, or maybe the AGVA!

HAMID_MORTON CIRCUS 1954
Dime Wilson, SaSo, Cosmo, & Connie Wilson make up this mis-fit Platoon at the Kansas City Police Circus.

XENIA OHIO 1953
This is the Hand Balancing Act, Leon & Elaine, at the Greene County fair in Xenia Ohio, 1953

1 Comments:

Anonymous Roger Smith said...

Here is Richard Simmons as Sgt. Preston, riding Rex. Noticeably missing is the fabled Yukon King, who for the TV series, was re-cast from an Alaskan Huskie to a Malamute. Authority was given by howling Yukon blizzards, accompanied by "Diana's Theme". Who among us can still hear Sgt. Preston declaring, "I arrest you in the name of the Crown!" And, "Well, King, this case is closed."

5/19/2007 4:37 PM  

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