Veterans Day 2011 - Freedom Isn't Free
Binder and Christensen paint a lively picture of the performance with their announcements, which are broadcast to headsets for children with vision impairments. The founders, who have been doing the play-by-plays for years, learned a few tricks to keep the children engaged. They call out the climax of each performance a second or so in advance, so those that can’t see can clap in unison with the rest of the crowd.
“Usually we don’t like the audio descriptions on other things, but we like it for this [performance] here,” said, Yokasta Urena, 32, who was attending the show for the third time with her daughter Aolani, 8. Both mother and daughter are visually impaired.
Aolani said she liked the trapeze act best.
This year’s performance is the 24th installment of Circus of the Senses. Children with disabilities are treated to the show for free.
Barry Lubin, who plays the comical character named Grandma in the show, has been with the circus for 25 years.
Metal Wagon in graveyard.
Mary Kay Dunwoody & Tom Dunwoody, Tom is CHF President and
these two are among the driving forces behind saving the CHF site & buildings.
John Fugate, RM, 1994
Another of the driving forces & current grant winner.
Part of the Tom Dunwoody display model in north barn
Eighth of an inch model of the 1994 Hagernbeck-Wallace Circus
Another view of Tom Dunwoody circus model display.
Display of American Circus Corp structure
Harold Ronk display
Uploaded by RogerWilliamsTX on Aug 21, 2011
Roger Williams, a congressional candidate from Texas recorded this great ad. Democrats don't like it and tried to have it removed from the Texas TV station serving that congressional district. They claim it is demeaning?
Mr. Ravenstahl said he was pleased to see the Golden Triangle looking so busy on a Saturday morning with people coming into town for the Ringling Brothers performances.The mayor was asked if being a circus ringmaster was anything like dealing with Pittsburgh's often fractious city council. He declined to comment.The circus will do its final performances at 3 and 7 p.m. today and at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11309/1187838-100.stm#ixzz1csKscd12
Wallace Farm, circa 1924
On August 20, 2011 I was able to visit the International Hall Of
Circus Fame, located about 3 miles noutside of Peru, Indiana on what is known as
the Wallace Farm. The American Circus Corp. originally owned
600 acres. The CHF now sits on 10 acres of this farm land that was able
to be saved. ACC owned Hagenbeck-Wallace, John Robinson, Sells-Floto
and Howes Great London shows plus several others.
Big Top acquired from Big Apple Circus in 1996.
John Ringling purchased the entire ACC, including the Peru winterquarters.
"The great burning of the circus wagons" took place in November 1941 at this site.
North Barn Gift Shop
In July 1988 it was dedicated as a National Historic Landmark.
A complete history and summary of exhibits can be obtained from the CHF.
This is a must see visit for all circus fans!
Elelphant and Cat Barn
Wagon Storage, side of elephant barn.
The other side of elephant barn.
Mack Truck from RBBB
Some of the restored wagons inside.
More retored wagons.