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