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Thursday, August 1, 2013

NEW FROM LANE TALBURT---

Ward Hall's first carnival sideshow-Part 1
 


Ward Hall takes us back to 1948 and a small, six-ride, six-show carnival in Kansas in this first of a three-part YouTube series. This was the first carnival sideshow operated by Ward and his late partner, Harry Leonard, but owned by Ma and Pa Freer of Freer's United Shows. The series is based on a Lane Talburt interview with the King of the American sideshow on July 20 at the conclusion of the Circus Historical Society in Peru, Indiana. Ward recently turned 83. But his descriptions of the attractions and personnel on this little carnival make it seem like his first set-up in Leavenworth happened only yesterday.
~~~ENJOY!~~~
Lane Talburt

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