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 06, 2008

FROM "DOC" STANDRING: EVANSVILLE'S 75TH, HADI TEMPLE SHRINE CIRCUS, JUDITH & HANS NERGER

PRESENTING THE HAWTHORN TIGERS
PHOTOS BY CLIFF ADAMS

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Bill: Don't know if folks realize it or not, but the Nerger's were originally from East (Communist) Germany and originally worked for the Ursula Boettcher Polar Bear Act outside of the cage/ring. Hans Jurgen told me that's where they first learned training of wild animals, working with bears. I'm not sure if they came with the act to the U.S., but I don't believe the bears ever went back to Germany; weren't they sold to a Mexican circus after their stint at Circus World Park?
Neil Cockerline
Minneapolis, MN
P.S. It's cold enough for a Polar Bear here today, -1 is the high today, expecting -18 tonight. I hope Joanne & Peewee's heat is working OK in Appleton!

12/15/2008 6:03 PM  

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