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!

Friday, February 27, 2009

ROUTE BOOK: BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS, GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH, 1903 & '04

This is one of many great old route books from the collection of the late E.C. "Buster" Bailey, I really wish I could have scanned more pages but sometimes the risk of damaging the book was too great. They contained not only the route, a day by day diary of events of the whole tour, and the program & photos of the acts, plus many interesting stories.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill: more great "stuff", thanks.

Hey! How did you get some of Buster's collection? We live only 8 miles away from Barbara. Glad she still makes tent gatherings and sure do miss Buster. Speaking of Buster, how many folks out there remember the old "Southern Sawdust" and all of those great Buster Bailey photos ??

Paul G.

3/03/2009 1:40 PM  

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