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, May 16, 2009

EVERYONE SHOULD WATCH THIS!!! (FROM BUCKLES BLOG)




I HOPE BUCKLES AND KARI DON'T MIND THAT I USED THIS BUT I TOO THINK EVERY ONE SHOULD WATCH THIS!

MORE NEWS FROM ELEPHANT LAND----


Just received word that "Ned" Lance Ramos elephant that was retired at Carol Buckley's Elephant Sanctuary at Holenwald, TN passed away May 12, 2009 and "Bunny", From the Evansville Zoo passed away May 3, 2009.

Ned was a great old trouper!

COLE BROS CIRCUS #1 (From this morning's Delaware State News)

FRONT PAGE!! don't forget to click on each foto and article to enlarge it!



COLE BROS CIRCUS #2




NEWS FROM COLE BROS CIRCUS

Cole Bros Advance Rep Adam Percy was sticken with heart failure Thursday Night at a Scraton, PA area Motel. He passed away at the hospital. My source tells me that he also had worked for the Ringling Show in the same capacity. The source also told me that he was 27 yrs old. I understand He was very good at his job. May He Rest in Peace.

Friday, May 15, 2009

IT'S CIRCUS DAY IN DOVER, DE!

Don't forget!
Click on each foto to enlarge!


I REALLY HAVE A GUILTY CONSCIENCE THIS MORNING.
I INTENDED TO GET UP EARLY AND GO STRAIGHT TO THE LOT.
BUT MY LEGS WOULDN'T ALLOW ME TO DO IT!
I'LL GET OUT THERE SOMETIME IN THE NEXT THREE DAYS AND GET SOME FOTOS.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

CIRCUS DAYS IN DOVER BEGIN TOMORROW!











SHOWBIZ PETTING ZOO & CIRCUS (MIS 1980'S)

This show was owned by Joe Frisco Sr.
It opened in the Late 80's.
Bill and I had the concessions for a short period of time.
We also booked the first 5 or 6 weeks of the tour.These fotos were taken in Walterboro, SC
Most stands were for 2 days.





The show was presented in an arena similar to the old Wild West Shows.
Bleachers under a canopy and the show in the open.









MILLS BROS CIRCUS 1966 (FROM JIM ELLIOTT)

Here's the last four fotos in the Mills Show 1966 collection from Jim Elliott. How many can you identify?










Wednesday, May 13, 2009


FORD BROS CIRCUS-1985 (FROM RJ REYNOLDS)




Here are some more pictures of Ford Bros. Circus plus a review of the show from the Cricus Report for 1985. RJ Reynolds

FORD BROS CIRCUS-1985 (FROM RJ REYNOLDS)

A Gopher Davenport Spectacluar Production!










FORD BROS CIRCUS-1985 (FROM RJ REYNOLDS)







Don't forget to click to read article!



RYDER BROS CIRCUS--CIRCUS REPORT 1985 (FROM RJ REYNOLDS)

RJ Reynolds Don't forget click on picture to read!

Note: I remember the storys about the show moving on Ryder Rental Trucks,
Hence the name "Ryder Bros Circus"

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

FROM ITALY--


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MILLS BROS CIRCUS 1966 #1 (FROM JIM ELLIOTT)

These photos were labeled "Candid Shots"
Can you identify these folks?
The only one that was labeled was The Farfan Sisters.
In Fact the albums they're looking at is one of the one's these pics came from!


Who's this Little Guy!
I bet He's not so little now!



MILLS BROS CIRCUS 1966 #2 (FROM JIM ELLIOTT)











MILLS BROS CIRCUS 1966 #3 (FROM JIM ELLIOTT)








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