Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Floyd and Howard King's Gentry Bros. Circus

By the end of 1916, the remaining Gentry Bros. were in financial difficulties and sold the show to two of their staff, J. D. Newman and Ben Austin. The show was a 14 car show and remained almost untouched through 1922 when they came off the road. Floyd and Howard King picked up the title again in 1926 after laying untouched for the last three years. The King Brothers altered the title from Shows to Circus and kept it on the road for three years until hard times hit them also. This for sale ad was in Billboard Nov. 2, 1929. The three elephants, Mom, Danny, and Eva were sold to the Otis L. Smith Carnival.

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