Tiny Tim

Posted By on October 11, 2012

Yes… the one and only Tiny Tim was on the Allan C. Hill Great American Circus for 36 months. Tiny was there guest star. He would open and close the show in the center ring. Tiny I was told would do some announcing during the show but what everyone waited for and loved was his singing and playing the ukulele.

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Benny Williams

Posted By on October 11, 2012

Benny, getting ready to perform with his leopard and Anna May.

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Benny & Anna May

Posted By on October 11, 2012

There is no question that these two were a great team and a very strong elephant act.

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Benny Williams

Posted By on October 11, 2012

Benny performing with Anna May.  Allan C. Hill Great American Circus.

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The Elephant Ride

Posted By on October 11, 2012

Dan is making sure all is well before the children go on there first elephant ride.

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Between Shows

Posted By on October 11, 2012

Taking it easy between shows. Dan and fellow clown performer Mike sit having a cool soft drink. Mike last name might be Rittenhour? excuse the spelling.……. Need some help here!

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A New Lot

Posted By on October 10, 2012

Benny and Dan unloading the elephants. according to the notes on the back of this photo the name of this elephant is Hoxie. I believe elephant is an African and a male?  Photo taken by Mary Zabora 1985 .

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Dan and Benny

Posted By on October 10, 2012

It seems to me that in this photo that they kept the elephants and other animals in a open attraction on the midway entrance to the circus. Dan and Benny are seen here. As I understand it Dan was Benny’s right hand man.

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Benny, Dan and Panic

Posted By on October 10, 2012

Benny is near Anna May, next is “Panic” his real name Dwayne? The third person’s name is unknown to me. Dan stands under the awning. Panic was the groom for Benny. It seems that when Benny or Dan would tell him to do something …… he would panic. That how he got his nick name “Panic”. I know this to be true about how circus people give their workers nick names. I have done so myself. The reason may be because we fo get the workers first name or they have a little quirk about them that causes us to give them a nick name.  Giving a nick name to a worker is not done to hurt or demean him or her. It is done with a kind heart.

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Benny Williams

Posted By on October 10, 2012

This is a post card that guests at Circus World can buy.

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