Back Yard Pickett Line

| April 2, 2010

                    Photo was taken June 5, 1954. The circus lot was in Trenton, Neb.

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Ciruus Midway

| April 2, 2010

The circus midway was always filled with popcorn, cotton candy and hot dogs.  This was the bread and butter of the circus, and to hold them on the midway longer there were side shows.

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Circus PA Trailer

| April 2, 2010

This trailer was used to house the sound equipment plus all the electrical lighting equipment including spot lights.

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Edgar Buck Circus

| March 31, 2010

        This photo was taken in June 5, 1954. The lot is in Trenton, Neb.                      

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The Stake Driver

| March 31, 2010

On the back of this truck is the stake driver, one of the most important tools a circus can have. This invention saves time, money and man power. There are two types of stakes used for the tent… steel and wooden.  Steel is for hard ground and wood for mud or soft ground. The guy ropes from […]

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Edgar B. Buck’s Circus

| March 31, 2010

Buck’s circus traveled thoughout the mid-west in the 1940′s and 1950′s. His competition along with other small circuses was the Capell Bros circus. As time passed Doc’s circus grew and needed more equipment. Doc bought equipment from Buck’s show and others.

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Something in my Eye

| March 31, 2010

One of the Edgar Buck circus elephants, Photo 1954. Notice the trainer between the elephants front legs. Its a good trick but he could be under her a bit more under.

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Old Equipment

| March 31, 2010

                     Old circus equipment never dies it just gets parked.                                         Photo from the Bill Capell collection.

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Bulls Up Next

| March 31, 2010

                      These elephants were sold to Doc Capell circus. Their names are Lucy and Trixie.  At the time of this photo they were owned by Edgar Buck. Doc took possession of them in the late fall of 1954.

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Edgar Buck Back Yard Practice

| March 30, 2010

                          This is Trixie soon to be one of the Capell Bros circus elephants.

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