Roger Smith #1

| February 24, 2015

This photo of Roger was taken in 1968 at Jungleand, Thousand Oaks, Calif. Thanks Roger for sending me your personal  letters and circus programs. I am sure the circus bloggers will enjoy them. This photo was taken after his cat act.

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Jungleland #4

| February 24, 2015

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Jungleland Tiger Wagon

| December 3, 2012

This I believe to be the old cage tow bar wagon. I do know Ray Chandler restored a tow bar cage wagon at the compound. Ray went to work for Louie Goebel in the early 1960’s. Because of his many talents, some say he was Louie’s right hand man. He was truly a jack of […]

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Jungleland Tiger Wagon #2

| December 3, 2012

Ray expanded the frame, fish plated it, and strengthened it with steel round bar. The wagon remained a tow bar. New wheels were mounted, the paint and art work was also Ray’s. The photo was taken at the front of  Jungleland’s small barn. Not far to the left was Mr Goebel’s home, to the right […]

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Jungleland Tiger Wagon #3

| December 3, 2012

Ray Chandler and his newly restored tiger wagon.

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Whirling Circus The Big Circus 1959

| November 30, 2012

This is a Hagenbeck & Wallace circus cargo wagon. Louie Goebel bought a great many of them as well as a few Al G. Barnes wagons. The wagon in this photo along with others was rented from Mr. Goebel for the movie called  “The Big Circus”.  It was not uncommon for these wagons to be […]

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Jungleland

| November 30, 2012

This monument plaque is located at the Civic Center in Thousand Oaks, Calif,

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Jungleland

| November 30, 2012

This is an old lion cage tow bar wagon. I believe this wagon was restored by Ray Chandler. Ray was also one fine circus wagon painter. I have a photo of Ray and this wagon after it’s completion. It is said that Otto Barosini bought this wagon at the Jungleland auction in 1969. I am […]

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Jungleland

| November 30, 2012

This wagon also at one time was owned by Louie Goebel. Where it is located now is anyone’s guess. At the back of the wagon is a drop center constructed this way to hold water for seals or hippopotamus. There were a few drop centers made that housed a electrical generator, aka “Hot Wagon” The […]

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Jungleland

| November 30, 2012

Great shot of a Jungleland lion cage wagon with tow bar attached to a military hook. I have to comment on that fine looking tractor.The photo was taken at the old front gate of Jungleland in the early 1930’s. At that time it was called Goebel’s Wild Animal Farm.

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