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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The Circus Cook House

| March 30, 2010

       Edgar Bucks cook house …… a very important part of any circus. The cook house tent where all the show people eat is  on the other side of the semi.  Note:  The horse is not on the menu.

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Circus Side Show ???????

| March 30, 2010

 SEE… This Monster comes from the South America rain forest and it lives it’s entire life upside down.                                                         Can you guess what it is?

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Circus Canvas Wagon

| March 30, 2010

                    This truck and trailer hauedl all the rolls of the big top and side wall. The tent canvas was rolled in sections making it lighter and easier to handle. Some of the bigger circuses had spool trailers that would roll the canvas up mechanically. This was faster but one would have to be careful because of […]

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