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!
Back in 1974 I came across the Royal Wild West Circus set up. Took some pictures but then it rained so I never got to see the show. They did not have a big top, just circled the trucks and did a open air show much like the original wild west shows. RJ Reynolds The Royal Ranch Wild West & Circus was owned by Ozzie Schleentz, a Colts Neck, NJ sign painter. He did a lot of work for Hunt Bros Circus. The first couple of seasons they did have a big top. They had a blow down, the year I can't remember, several people were injured. Ozzie never replaced the top.
May 21, 2009, The Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars visited the Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville on Wednesday, delighting children and adults alike. The circus, sponsored by the Pocono Township Police and Pocono Township Volunteer Fire Department, is part of fundraising effort to buy new equipment for the two departments. Performances continue tonight, show times are 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
>The question was"How did seat butchers get their name?"
So far only this one answer has been sent---
Mr. Lee said....I was told that it was because the "vendors" cut up the audiance by sections as a butcher would a carcass. The better money was in the Prime sections and the cheaper cuts were off at the ends in the blues...Hence butchering the seats.