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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Friday, April 12, 2013

PEORIA SHRINE CIRCUS

~~~BILL PRICKETT VISITS~~~
 GEORGE CARDEN  CIRCUS AT
PEORIA  DATE
APRIL 9, 2013
Larry Carden and the gang made a 350 mi early dawn jump from Lebanon, Mo. to Exposition Gardens in Peoria, Il., for a 6:30 PM show on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, arriving at approximately 1pm that afternoon. They have shows on Wed, 4-10-13, at 4:30 and 7:00 pm. The weather was overcast Tuesday, but that did not keep the almost capacity crowd from attending the show. The colder weather and rain moved in early Wed. am with perdictions of possibly heavy storms during the day and evening. After playing Dubuque, the show will jump to Water Town, SD. The elephant, camel, and pony rides did a brisk business. Larry brought three elephants, BO, BETTY, and JENNY. BO was the only elephant in the performance and what a show stopper she was.
  Running order: 
 7 cats presented by Carlos Presiani, 5 aerial girls including one on silks, clown, BO, hair hang, oriental gentlemen spinning bowling ball and various size jugs on his head, INT, 2 rings of dogs (which were outstanding), motorcycle thrill show with one cycle that did several roll overs, clown, and the finale was Globe of Death with first three motorcycles, then four, then five inside the globe at the same time..outstanding.

ALL PHOTOS TAKEN BY BILL PRICKETT

Audrey Michelle Alvarado, Ringmistress

BO getting out oF trailer

Some of the cats presented by Carlos Presiani

Yunuen Zamorano, snake girl and aerialist

Isarel, prop boss

Dave Williams, Larry Carden, Joe Frisco, Sr, Charlie Bellatti, Rick Purdue, Bill Prickett

Ramos tractor, cats presented by Carlos Presiani The End


 
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Air Conditioned cab of tractor

ALL PHOTOS TAKEN BY BILL PRICKETT

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