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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Location: GIBSONTON, FLORIDA, United States

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, August 08, 2007

VAUDEVILLE SCRAPBOOK OF FRED JENKS

HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING CIRCUS RELATED THINGS FROM THIS SCRAPBOOK, NOTE: SOME OF THESE DATE BACK TO 1907!



CARL HAGENBECK and GREAT WALLACE SHOWS
September 28, 1907.

THE GREAT WALLACE SHOW
The date is unknown, however items in this scrapbook do go back to the early 1890's.

GREAT WALLACE PROGRAM

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy, have times changed! Looking at Jenkins Comedy Trio ad. Today, you may be arrested for carrying such politically incorrect material. Still, a historic look into our past and the way it WAS.

Jerry Beeman

8/08/2007 10:41 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

I find nothing wrong with "Political Correctness", except we carry everything beyond the extreme, we don't know where to draw the line on anything. It has cost us our sense of humor, and has touched our lives in negative ways by people who abuse it. We cannot wipe out history, it is a shame that some things happened, but they did happen, and we can only be careful that they don't happen now or in the future. But sweeping them under the rug is not going to change the fact that they happened.

8/08/2007 7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's what i was saying, Thanks, Bill, sometimes my fingers get tongue tied.
Jerry

8/13/2007 9:52 AM  
Blogger Brady Westwater said...

I have run across a photo taken in LA of Fred Jenks - as well as some circus clippings. Do you know if he ever lived in LA?

7/08/2009 2:36 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Brady:
I find Fred mostly connected with Saginaw, MI. but being both a Circus, & Vaudeville entertainer, doing a lot of traveling, it could be possible.

7/08/2009 8:18 PM  

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