Saturday, July 07, 2018



Bob Cline said...

Jungleland in California. Roger Smith, is this you?

Chic Silber said...

It's only 8:30 in Yuma Bob

Give the lad time to answer

It was only 5:17 out there

when you commented

Roger Smith said...

Someone once asked where are photos of me. I didn't think anyone had any. This is me in practice clothes, in 1967, being schooled on the Jungleland Fighting Lions by Dick McGraw. He and Benny Bennett are out of frame in this shot. This is our Big Stage Arena, in other years called the White Arena. To my left runs the 16-cage section we called the Long String. We had 3 main cagelines around the arena, and for one stretch of 27 months, counting the animals in the back, I took care of 72 cats. I never had it that good since. I was in my glory, and never got enough of it. That tree you see in the b.g. was off to the North end of the property, looming over our meat-cutting building, and was known as the Slaughterhouse Oak. It escaped the bulldozers that left what we had unrecognizable, and is one last vestige of the Old Place that still stands today.

Chic Silber said...

You're welcome pal