THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO MY TWIN BROTHER, BILL DYKES (1943-1995). WE WERE NOT ONLY BROTHERS BUT PARTNERS IN BUSINESS AND BEST FRIENDS! AND TO ALL THE "BUTCHERS" THAT HAVE PASSED ON TO THE BIG LOT IN THE SKY!

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

C. J. MATCHETTS-KING BROS CIRCUS (Bobby Cox)

C J Matchetts was Superintentant and Concession Manager on the King Bros Circus.
Matchetts, as we used to call him, was the Hoxie Show back in the mid-60's when Bill and I first met him. And in later years we used to run into him around Tampa. He was a fine Gentleman, quiet and soft-spoken but a great concession manager and super.

Here's Matchetts checking out a Ringling Show gravesite in Wahpeton, ND.

Two Big Top hands were killed by lightning during teardown there in 1898 and the show bought this grave stone marker for them.


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