Allan C.Hill Great American Circus

Posted By on October 12, 2012

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Allan C.Hill Great American Circus

Posted By on October 12, 2012

The photos you have just seen are from the Allan C. Hill Great American Circus promotional flyer, 1985.

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Allan C.Hill Great America Circus Elephants

Posted By on October 11, 2012

Dan Pyle with the Great American Elephants. Benny is in the background between two prop hands.

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John & Mary Pyle

Posted By on October 11, 2012

John “Dan” Pyle and his wife Mary. 1985. Dan as we all called him is no longer with us. Mary remarried, her name now is Mary Pyle Zabora and her life once again is filled with happiness. She is no longer in the business, but as she says I will never forget the great years she spent on the circus. Mary is responsible for many of the photos and write ups you are about to see. The photos of Benny Williams and John Dan Pyle were shot in 1985 on the Allan C. Hill Great American Circus. There will be more to come. Thanks Mary for sharing.

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Dan and Janet

Posted By on October 11, 2012

A daily bath. I don’t think there is a mammal alive that enjoys a bath as much as an elephant.

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Tiny Tim

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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

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

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Benny Williams

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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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