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, February 21, 2009

KEVIN JAMES-MAGICIAN

COLE BROS 2009 OPENING DATE (From David P. Orr)


Friday, March 20, 2009
Cole Bros. Circus celebrates its 125th Anniversary this year. Producers John and Brigitte Pugh will unveilthe 2009 Edition of Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars at Dress Rehearsal scheduled to commence at 6:30 p.m. at the DeLand Airport Show Grounds in DeLand, Florida. The new performance celebrates Cole Bros. Circus' milestone in circus history with amazing animals and outstanding circus artists

FISHER BROS 1776 CIRCUS (From Hartland Smith)

Talk about "Holy Big Tops! I beleive Hoxie owned this show. Circus Fans correct me if I'm wrong.

Hi Dick,

Here are two more pix I located on my hard drive. They were scanned from 35mm slides and aren't as large as some of the digital items I've been sending. They show FISHER BROS. setup on a vacant lot on the main street of downtown Mackinaw City, MI.

I only obtained two pix because I had just arrived in Mackinaw City, on a day in July, 1976. After snapping these fotos, I had to drive to my summer home and unload the car. Then, guests came and stayed the evening. During that time we had a terrific rain and wind storm. I don't know how the circus escaped a blow down. I do know that my barber, who attended the show with his daughter, said that they had to keep moving to different areas to avoid leaks from above.
--Hart


CARSON & BARNES BABY JENNY(From Hartland Smith)

Baby Jenny



CARSON & BARNES--1999 PONTIAC, MI ( From Hartland Smith)




Friday, February 20, 2009

SOMETHING DIFFERENT (FROM MIKE NAUGHTIN)

LIPPIZZAN STALLIONS



This was one of the biggest shows that Bill and I ever produced.
We had them in Salisbury at the Civic Center one year
and the next year in the Ocean City Convention Hall.
Jack Beck, that owned the Tournament of Thrills, out of Philadelphia was their
East Coast rep.


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I hope that you've enjoyed looking at this article.
I just wish my scanner could have scanned two pages at once.
It was a very time consuming project but I'm glad I did it.
Dick




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