Thursday, June 14, 2007

"Danny" and "Eva"

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Letter from Bill Woodcock Sr. (4/8/63) to Joe Bradbury

"In 1930 we played Utica NY with the Floto Show and after the bulls were loaded we walked a short distance to the lot of the Otis L. Smith Carnival.
They had an animal show or menagerie with three elephants "Mom", "Danny" and "Eva" acquired from Floyd King's defunct Cole Bros. Circus, the last two did an act in a roped off area as a free act.
They were presented by Joe Secastin and Smith's daughter Maybelle and later appeared in Vaudeville billed as "Maybelle"s Elephants".