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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Saturday, December 13, 2008








CULPEPPER & MERRIWEATHER CIRCUS-2004 #1


Pictures from Troy, Texas Chamber of Commerce Web site.

CULLPEPPER & MERRIWEATHER--2004 #2

THE RON & ROBIN DYKES FAMILY





RON & SIMONE
Ron and Robin were on the Cole Circus with us and Simone was just knee hi to a grasshopper!
Man does that make me feel OLD!
Robin and Natalie are Magician and Announcer Phil Chandler's Daughters!


CULPEPPER & MERRIWEATHER--2004 #3

Natalie Cainan clown Melvino, I beleive.
Natalie Cainan's Dog Act.


Not sure of the girls names in this act



Friday, December 12, 2008

KING ROYAL FAMILY CIRCUS 1995 (BOB COX)


Dick... Photo of the King Royal Family Circus.. John Davenport, owner.1995


OLD TIME CONCESSIONS(Ringling Show)




Howard Tibbals Collection, Ringling Museum


HOXIE'S GREAT AMERICAN-1978 #1

In 1978 we were with Fun City Shows.
And heard that the show was going to be in Batavia, so we took a ride over there.
Later that same season we played the same lot, The Batavia Fairgrounds.
Jimmy Silverlake was the manager that year.



HOXIE'S GREAT AMERICAN-1978 #2




HOXIE'S GREAT AMERICAN-1978 #3







Thursday, December 11, 2008




NEVINS AMUSEMENTS-1979

IN 1979 BILL AND I WERE LOOKING FOR A CHANGE IN OUR ROUTE.
WELL WE FOUND IT!
NEVINS AMUSEMENTS, OUT ON LONG ISLAND, WHERE OUR FRIENDS THE HARLOFFS HAD BEEN PLAYING WITH FOR A FEW YEARS AND WE HAD MET THE NEVINS FAMILY IN FLORIDA SO WE THOUGHT WE'D TRY IT.
WELL WE JUMPED OUT TO THE ISLAND FROM WILLIAMSPORT, PA WHERE WE HAD BEEN PLAYING WITH FUN CITY SHOWS.
WE TOOK THE GLASS HOUSE AND GIANT SPIDER SHOW.
THE NEVINS FAMILY WERE VERY NICE TO US AND WE STAYED UNTIL THE FAIRS STARTED. WHILE OUT THERE WE SOLD OUR GLASS HOUSE TO BILL NEWTON.
SHORT JUMPS, WE NEVER LEFT THE SAME TOWNSHIP THE WHOLE TIME WE WERE THERE!
THIS WAS THE COMBINATION OFFICE AND CONCESSION TRAILER.
MRS NEVINS SOLD THE MOST DELICIOUS NY STYLE HOT DOGS!
SHE MADE, AND WAS VERY PROUD OF, HER OWN SAUCE.
THEY ALSO SOLD THE COTTON CANDY AND POPCORN OUT OF THIS UNIT.
NEVINS AMUSEMENTS IS STILL GOING STRONG!


F-80 KIDDIE RIDE


Mr Nevins used old coin operated helicopters on this ride that he built himself.



NEVINS AMUSEMENT CO. 1979

FUNNY FRIGHT FUN HOUSE^
ROCK-O-PLANE^





Tuesday, December 9, 2008

PR GIBTOWN EXTRVAGANZA


JOANNE WILSON AND "SUSIE"


TICKETS, PASSES AND COUPONS #1







I'M BACK!

WELL I THINK EVERYTHING'S ALL RIGHT NOW!
I'M AT WORK BUT WHEN I GET HOME THIS EVENING MAYBE I CAN FINISH
POSTING WHAT I HAD PLANNED FOR TODAY
DICK

PROBLEMS

RIGHT NOW I'M HAVING TROUBLE WITH BLOGGER LOADING PICTURES. I APOLOGIZE, BUT IT'S NOT ME, THE NETWORK MUST BE OVERLOADED RIGHT NOW!
POST #1 WILL BE FORTHCOMMING AS SOON AS THINGS SLOW DOWN. DICK

TICKETS, PASSES AND COUPONS #2








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