Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Arthur Bros. Circus 1944 #2

In it's few years of existance the show had managed to acquire 6 elephants here we see the widely traveled "Gentry Babe" ridden by Betty Acevedo.
The show had amassed 6 elephants in all "Shirley Temple" came from the Kellogg Estate in LA, "Wlhelmina" a former Ringling elephant was leased from Louis Goebel, "Bonnie" and "India" we remember from Bud E. Anderson and "Vera" who came from Jimmy Hamiter was given 30 days to get rid of his elephant and report to the Army. To run things Cheerful Gardner was hired, his glory days with Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus now just a memory.
Richard Reynolds and I have decided that Gentry Babe was the only elephant definately proven to be at least 70 years of age at the time of her death in 1967.
1900 Imported from Hagenbeck Zoo
1900-16 Gentry Bros. Circus
1917-23 GentryBros. Circus (Newman and Austin)
1924 Christy Bros. Circus
1925-27 Lee Bros. Circus (Christy's #2 unit)
1928-30 Christy Bros. Circus
1931-32 Christy Quarters
1935-38 Tom Mix Circus
1939-41 Bud E. Anderson Circus
1942 Atterbury Bros. Circus (Leased from Anderson)
1943-45 Arthur Bros. Circus
1946-49 Seal Bros. Ciorcus (Anderson)
1950-53 Wallace & Clark Circus (Luke Anderson)
1954 Pan American Circus (Leased from Anderson)
1955-67 Gene Holter Animal Shows
(Died of old age 5/18/67)


Anonymous said...

It appears that photo # 1 didn't make it onto the Blog site.

Anonymous said...

Finally got #1 on the board but I am unable to submit the title and story line.
I am seriously considering finding a new home for this computer, at the bottom of the Alifia River beneath the bridge on Interstate 75 at mileage marker #254.

Anonymous said...

Not to worry Buckles. Things work out. It takes a little time. My worry is paying for the on-line thing every month. Just pretend you are on a very muddy lot with lightening and thunder. Makes the computer thing a piece of cake. Remember you are at mileage marker 70 and be greatful.

Anonymous said...

With my condolences, comes my story. Within spitting distance, I have a five-in-one Hewlett-Packard, a lap-top printer, and a dusty Lexmark out in the garage. I'm satisfied they conspired to a simultaneous fritz. Of the 3, I can't scan, fax, copy, or print off a single page. A tired, washed-up cagehand deserves better than this.

Bob Cline said...

From one old cage hand to another, If you need to get a new printer consider an Epson. The replacement cartridges are available on eBay for a song and a dance. I have a professional photo quality Epson printer. I pay 1.74 for black and 3.74 for 5 color - color cartridges. I bought a brand new HP for 99.00 bucks ( Thought I was getting a good deal ) and the black cartridge ( $20 ) didn't even come with it.
Bob Cline

Greg said...

what are the specs of the computer, your internet connection, and OS?

TheShaz said...

For those who are curious on what my dad is running.

HP Computer - Pentium4 (Hand-me down from mom)
Windows XP Home

512MB of Ram

20GB HD (Need to add new HD if he keeps the current pace of picture scanning)


19in Flat screen monitor LCD (Sweet!)


Cheap HP Printer (I have the ink refill system and agree, they rob you BLIND with ink prices.)

Cannon USB flat panel scanner (This thing, I'm amazed it's still running)

Going to have to get him a new keyboard soon, he's still used to the old manual typwriter and really beats the crap out of the keys.

Anonymous said...

Truly amazing what wonderful things he has sent with this setup. It has worked for him over and above the usual computer use. Just look at all the pages we have to enjoy.

Greg said...

The specs of the computer sounds like it can handle what you are doing. It doesn't heart to add more ram in the computer if you are doing a lot of photoshop / imaging with the pictures. High capacity drives these days don't cost a lot. I saw on tigerdirect.com maxtor drive that was 160 gig for $49.99 after rebate.


TheShaz said...

Don't ask dad about the specs on his PC. I'm just thankfull he's able to turn it on and off.

That PC has plenty of horsepower for the near future. As soon as I have time I want to work with him to do some videos for those out there with a broadband connection.

If you have seen the Ken Burns Civil War documentary...

It will be like that

Anonymous said...

For some reason, can't expand the new photo of Arthur Bros on the lot like we can all of the previous ones on the blog.

Anonymous said...

What about the elephant"Modoc" listed in the Guiness Book of World records?
There was even a book published about her a few years ago.
She was old... real old.

Anonymous said...

If any of you all ever visit
Sri Lanka(Ceylon)
at the city of Kandi,At the famous Temple ,there is a small museum devoted to the elephant"Raja".
Who led the procession at the famous festival and parade there.
He reportly was 80 years old,he was stuffed and can be seen mounted behind a big glass case.
There is a photograph of his mounted hide on-line somewhere.

Anonymous said...

It would take more than an elephant even to me to visit Sri Lanka. I had a chance for an all expence paid trip to there. No Way. PBS had a special on searching for a white elephant not two many years ago. After seeing an elephant at the temple I had nightmares for months Stalked by this elephant that was the big cheese. This is one thing that is better seen on camera and in books.