Sunday, July 31, 2011
As you can see from this letterhead, Jerry Mugivan was very proud of the John Robinson name, and its legacy which he felt was worthy of keeping associated with the circus business.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
July 21, 2011BY GRACE VASINGTON, firstname.lastname@example.org, The Hartford Courant
A circus in Essex, soccer at Riverside Park and a car show in Guilford are family friendly events on this week.
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat presents the Valley Railroad Circus Train & Big Top Show Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24, and again July 30 and 31. The circus train will arrive at the Lee Company parking lot on Bokum Road in Essex, welcoming passengers and transporting them to the circus grounds at Essex Station. The vintage Circus Train will be pulled by a Diesel Locomotive and will include three passenger coaches, a circus billboard car, two flat cars carrying six circus wagons and a caboose. Take a short train ride to the circus grounds and see an acrobat show in the "Big Top Tent"; a circus midway includes "Punch & Judy" puppet shows, clowns, carnival food and rides and a petting zoo. Tickets are $25 a person and available at http://www.essexsteamtrain.com/. There will be 12 circus train departures from the Lee Company parking lot every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trains also will return from the circus grounds to parking every half hour. Information: 800-377-3987.
NOW, for the really big questions! Does anyone have any pictures of this train and wagons being used? Are they something someone made up? I have to ask because the circus train photo in their brochure is the Milwaukee Great Circus Parade train. Contact me at email@example.com
I received this link tonight from a friend that probably answers my questions above.
The book is easily found on the internet in places like Amazon.com.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
These three photos are probably photos of a photo from the glare and poor quality in them. There is no mention of the photographer but they are marked April 4, 1944 in Peru, meaning they were in storage in Peru for nearly three years after the last huge wagon burning in 1941.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Anyway, around 1985, several wagons left the Florida climate to come to Baraboo to be placed on loan at the Circus World Museum. Since the Parade had just been restored in Milwaukee again, Marv Gauger and his team undertook the huge task of making the grande olde dame, parade ready again.
The entire photo set for this event was in the Marv Gauger photo albums that Mr. Steve Flint has and who has so graciously allowed me to share with one and all. Enjoy!