Thursday, June 30, 2005

George Christy was a good business man and had holdings in the Houston area so with the advent of the Depression he immediately closed the circus after the 1930 season for good. For some reason he maintained some of his horses and elephants for a Unit he booked out on Shrine dates, Fairs and even other circuses all thru the 1930's. During this time he entered into politics even becoming the Mayor of Pasadena, Tx. for a while. In the mid 30's he sold some of his beautiful parade vehicles to Jess Adkins and Zack Terrell for their newly framed Cole Bros. Circus and this picture shows Mr. Christy in the process of selling equipment to Ken Maynard who was taking a show out. Buckles