Circus Summit

Posted By on June 4, 2015

SCAN1816Just got this from Bob Cline.

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Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey

Posted By on June 1, 2015

6343954872_36017c594a_z6343947060_3bda83e6ca_zI think that this photo is from the Orton Collection.

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Opal

Posted By on June 1, 2015

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Mel Koontz

Posted By on June 1, 2015

6349549405_d66ec3214b_zMel had a way with cats that I have never seen before. To my knowledge he was never hurt by one of his own cats. Mel’s claim to fame was his training for the movie industry. Fighting and attacking lions were his trade mark. He doubled for many of the actors such as Tarzan/Johnny Weissmuller. He also had a working act at Jungleland Thousand Oaks, Calif. Here is where he did most of his training. To watch him train was a sight to see. His control and technique was his own. I do believe that he was the benchmark in this type of training and many learned from him.     

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This Could Be Peggy ?

Posted By on June 1, 2015

6339486077_569292cb00_oI am thinking this might be Peggy MacDonald??

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Dailey Bros Circus

Posted By on June 1, 2015

6357704233_b0eef65fc1_zThere is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of how we are losing our circus animals. How and why did we ever allow this to happen?  

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World of Mirth Show

Posted By on June 1, 2015

6357723647_20e72794b7_zElephant cars.

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Cole Bros Circus

Posted By on June 1, 2015

6357713493_1849e1943b_zCars for the elephants.

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Mac and Peggy MacDonald

Posted By on June 1, 2015

6340222006_b938daaa5f_zTwo of the finest people I have ever met. I still have the bull hook that Mac gave me……it truly is a treasure.

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Cole Bros Circus

Posted By on June 1, 2015

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