Lulu Parr

Posted By on June 16, 2017

 

LuLu Parr 1908, 101 Ranch Show. I understand that she was a trick rider, and was a feature act.  

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Sells Floto Circus 1924 @1925

Posted By on June 16, 2017

Bill Caress sits at the bottom left with a Banjo in his lap, between the two ladies. I believe he was part of a comedy trio. His wife Golden Caress Hagethron was part of that trio. Dave Chestnut and I are looking for any information on the following:

Billy Lorette, Joe Louis and Jess Willard, All were performers on the 101 Ranch and Sells Floto Circus. They are an important part of the book Dave is writing.

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Bill Caress Clown Cop

Posted By on June 16, 2017

               This may be his wife Golden. Sells Floto Circus 1924.We are still researching.

                Bill was on the show for two seasons,1924 and 25.

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101 Ranch 1908

Posted By on June 16, 2017

                                             Bill Caress ….clowning Union Soldier.

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David Chestnut

Posted By on May 18, 2017

Dear Circus blog readers,

Yesterday a man named David Chestnut called me concerning his ambition to write a book on the original “101 Ranch Wild West Show”. Our conversation was very exciting. The following 15 photos are from his collection that he obtained from his research. His great uncle Bill Caress was on the show which is what originally stirred his interest.  David is now traveling throughout Texas and Oklahoma visiting people whose relatives were once on the “101” in the hope to obtain more facts, stories and photos for his book.

I’m hoping that anyone who can contribute to David’s book will contact me and I will put them in touch with him………… Thank you. IVAN

Please read comment from Dave Chestnut.

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The 101 1908

Posted By on May 18, 2017

                                                       Dave Chestnut’s great uncle.

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The 101 1908

Posted By on May 18, 2017

                                             Bill Caress and fellow performer. Joe Lewis left.

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The 101

Posted By on May 18, 2017

             Dave please make a comment on this photo. I think Bill Caress is the lower person.

Vernon and Edith Tantlinger are the top two, thanks Dave

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The 101 1908

Posted By on May 18, 2017

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The 101 1908

Posted By on May 18, 2017

                                                                           Bill Caress

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