Carson & Barnes #1

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Carson Barns 1 Carson & Barnes #1   Many years ago Bill Capell and I went to visit the show. We sat by the band and like two little kids, we watched one of the best of performances of any circuses in this country. It is a shame that the old American circus is gone. 1977.

Great comment Ken.

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Carson & Barnes #2

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Carson Barnes 2 Carson & Barnes #2  Carson Barnes 2 Carson & Barnes #2  These photos were copied from an  old program that I had.

If you click on photo it will enlarge and become clear.

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Carson & Barnes #3

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C B 3 Carson & Barnes #3   I can’t remember how many times I worked on the big tops similar to this one. As I sit and think about it from start to finish, I do remember how to put a big top up and if asked to do so today….No problem.

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Carson & Barnes #4

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CB 4 Carson & Barnes #4   This will not witness again in this country……………. Only in a photo.

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Carson & Barnes #5

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C B 5 Carson & Barnes #5   How true it was. In the old days a circus showed on any lot they could find, even a farmers field.  The greater majority of them were not nice as they were dirty and dusty. We took it for granted and did what we had to do to get the show ready. Thanks to a good big top crew and performers, the lot became a show place. One of our prayers were…. ” Please God don’t let it rain” as taking down a big top in mud is a task. Then because of the mud being pulled off the lot by elephant or tractor, it takes hours.  If we got lucky we might have a grass lot at the next spot.

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Carson & Barnes #6

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C B6 Carson & Barnes #6    NO circus was complete if it did not have a Menagerie…………….  Just my opinion

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Carson & Barnes #7

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C B 7 Carson & Barnes #7   I don’t know this as being a fact, but I think at one time Carson and Barnes had the largest herd of elephants of any circus.

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Carson & Barnes #8

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Carson & Barnes #9

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CB 9 Carson & Barnes #9   I noticed in this program that the performer’s names were not mentioned. Perhaps you may see someone you know. This program is 40 or more years old.

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Carson & Barnes #10

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