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, April 4, 2009

LEWIS & CLARK CIRCUS 2008

HOXIE BROS CIRCUS CONT'D

This morning's Posts concludes the photgraphs
of Hoxie Bros The Early Years.
It was published in the Sept-Oct 1992 Bandwagon magazine from
The Circus Historical Society.



HOXIE BROS CIRCUS CONT'D

Hoxie Tucker & John Hall. 1966










HOXIE BROS CIRCUS CONT'D

Hoxie Midway 1968










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HOXIE BROS CIRCUS CONT'D

Manuel "Junior" Ruffin, 1969 "Prince Bogino"
Sideshow Opening 1969
Power Plant1969
Courier, 1969

Friday, April 3, 2009

ELEPHANTS, ELEPHANTS & ELEPHANTS!

ASSORTED POSTERS FROM THE PAST











FROM MIKE NAUGHTON---

L to R, Mike Naughton, Don Ninestine and John Kennedy Kane (Eggroll) at Jody Jordon's World Circus, Utica, New York, Wednesday, April 1, Utica, New York.
Dolores Ninestine has Altzheimer's Disease and has been in a nursing home for several years; Don is recovering from a heart attack and Legionaire's Disease. You can send a card to the Ninestines at:
168 East North Street, Geneva, New York 14456. Don is at the nursing home throughout the day, but would love to hear from long-lost friends, evenings are best at 315.789.2918.
A great Circus Fan and a good friend!
I remember many happy get togethers with Don and Delores.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

LUNCH WITH THE ELEPHANTS--APRIL 1st

video

WHAT A CREW! FROM BOB COX

Dick..Photo... -Bob, Red & Duncan the Fox ..about 1982... we were on our way to theOklahoma City Fair to work the Ice Show.-My mylar & Punch Balls joint in Dallas about 1985.-Cotton Candy vendor at a school graduation in Mexico.
Happy April Fools Day, Bob






KING BROS & CRISTIANI CIRCUS 1952 #1











KING BROS & CRISTIANI CIRCUS 1952 #2











Wednesday, April 1, 2009

HUNT BROS CIRCUS PROGRAM 1957 (FROM ARREYNOLDS)








Here are some items from Hunt Bros. Circus and Wild West Show that toured New England in 1957. I had just gotten my driver's License so I was able to go to the lot by myself and spend the whole day. It was great!


HUNT BROS CIRCUS 1957 (FROM ARREYNOLDS)











CANTON SHRINE DATE--FROM MIKE NAUGHTON

FLASH IS CASH!!!!!! Hamid's had three units working this past weekend and I announced Canton for them.Thought you would like to see the flash in the lobby done by the Conovers; concession biz not that great this year in Canton.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

RAW VIDEO FROM OCEAN CITY, MD PIER (YESTERDAY)




HOXIE BROS CIRCUS ASSORTED VIEWS AND YEARS

I know I promised to continue the pictures from the Bandwagon, of Hoxie, but
yesterday I received these shots from Jack Silar so I thought I'd post these today and
pick up the Bandwagon photos tomorrow.


Jack tagged these as unknown.
Can you identify these folks?
I do know that the silver house trailer, on old Spartan, belonged
to one of the Silverlakes. So it had to be in 1961.






This young lady was leased from the Morris'.
Her name was Dinah. I beleive she was in a package deal
with the Palomino Liberty Horse Act.






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