Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Lee Bros. Circus 1945

Beloved Hamid-Morton Circus Executive and long time director of the Texas Shrine Circuses..................Bob Atterbury.
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GaryHill said...

There is one of those wheels?

Anonymous said...

As late as 1990, a stake driver of this type was still being used.
Mel Silverlake's, Fisher Bros., used one, on their short tour, that year.
I believe, not positive, it is still sitting in a yard, in Gibsonton, Fla.

Anonymous said...

"beloved" being the operative word

Anonymous said...

To John Herriott: Robert L. Atterbury, whom I assume is Bob Atterbury's father, was owner of Atterbury Bros. Circus from 1911-1918; in 1919 the show was named Atterbury's Circus; in 1921 the show became Atterbury Bros. Circus; from 1922-25 the show was known as Atterbury's Circus and in 1926 it became Atterbury Bros. Circus.

There was a gap in the Atterbury title between 1927 and 1934. From 1935 to 1939, Robert L. Atterbury was owner of Atterbury Bros. Circus.

With respect to the Lee Bros Circus title, from 1899 to 1902, Lee Bros Circus was owned by Frank, Thomas and Charles Lee.

The Lee Bros.title was owned by George W. Christy from 1925-1926 and again from 1933-1934.

Bob Atterbury was owner from 1942-1949.