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, December 22, 2007

COLE BROS. #6: LIBERTY ACTS

There is a little mix up here as according to the program, the 3rd Liberty Act was worked by James Foster, & John Smith worked an Elephant & Pony in another display.

3 Comments:

Anonymous john herriott said...

Great photos and circus history. Three of Americas greatest horse trainers. Imagine them being on the same show together. Not unusual in those days where the major circuses featured so many equestrian acys in their performances.

I am proud to have known all three and worked with them. Each one was a mentor to me in various ways. All three during their years would have acclaim in riding in a Spainish High trot down the "hippodrome track".
John Smith on a big bay Saddle bred named "LONG JOHN".
Jack Joyce on a handsome fiery black stallion named "WAR CLOUD".
Jorgen Cristiansen on a beautiful palomino stallion named "GOLDEN SUNBURST".
I would in turn copy them with the same on various shows riding my handsome Saddlebred "AMERICAN ANTHEM".

Great gentlemen, versatile trainers and a credit to the equestrian arts and the circus business. I am very proud to have been part of that wonderful fraternity.

12/24/2007 8:41 AM  
Anonymous johnny said...

P. S. They all enjoyed good food and drink.

12/24/2007 9:06 AM  
Anonymous J.C. Hall said...

I only knew two of the three
Jack Joyce And Jorgen M.Christianson, however with out fear of contradiction they were true Gents.

12/30/2007 10:07 PM  

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