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Monday, August 27, 2012
Cage # 18
As you may recall, the Cole Bros. Circus suffered a terrible fire in Winter quarters in February of 1940. They bought this cag from the Peru winter quarters. Good thing too as most of the Peru equipment all went up in flames the very next year. Notice the ribs on the front. If I remember right, this is the only corporation cage with this distinguishing feature.
I performed from 1973 to 1995 with a couple years off in between. I did an aerial cradle act for three years, low wire as a clown, trained llamas, ponies, then lions and tigers for 15 years. I am now a firefighter, a member of the Circus Historical Society and an author of several circus and carnival related subjects.