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. #7: RIDING ACTS


The third riding act was the McCree Family.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the girl on the left is none other than Aurelia Hall!! ? That would then be Joe Zoppe at the back....Mr. Lee

12/23/2007 10:53 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

I believe you are right, & the youngster in the center is Joe's brother Enrico.

12/23/2007 12:20 PM  
Anonymous johnny said...

At times they would be known as the Auralia Troupe, but tey were the Great Zoppe-Zavatta troupe of bareback riders and have spawned some of the great performers and animal trainers in our business. Need I say more.

12/24/2007 8:46 AM  
Anonymous J.C. Hall said...

Back row: L.to R.,Oglie Zavatta, Alfonso, a cousin, then Secondo Zoppe (Joe's father),Front row L.to R.
Kico Zoppe, Aurelia Zavatta, Dianna Zoppe (Joe's mom), next Alfonso's mom. I do not recall her name. Then Rafalle Zoppe AKA Bobo who later on had the bull dogs doing the bull fighting routine who's wife was Tanid Akio. As a child, she was one of the nicest ladies I ever knew.

12/30/2007 9:16 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

I hope I didn't lose anyone's comment while I was reviewing them before posting. I'm not used to that proceedure.

Jimmy: I guess we can safely say Joe looked like his father, sure had me fooled. Thank You!

12/30/2007 10:02 AM  

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