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The Circus Historical Society is a tax exempt not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rich history of the circus. BandwagonThe Journal of the Circus Historical Society, publishes in-depth articles relating to circus history. With a history spanning over 75 years, Bandwagon is recognized worldwide for its research and significant contributions to circus scholarship. For convenience and continuity, the Bandwagon collection also includes early issues of SPEC, The BandwagonParade...


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About  Bandwagon Bandwagon :  The Journal of the Circus Historical Society , publishes in-depth articles relating to circus history. With a history spanning over 80 years,  Bandwagon  is recognized worldwide for its research and significant contributions to circus scholarship. For convenience and continuity, the  Bandwagon  collection also includes early issues of  SPEC, The Bandwagon ,  Parade Call ,  Hobby...
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The Bandwagon , volume 4, no. 5, 1945. Contents: "The Execution of 'Mary' - Sparks Circus Elephant" by C. E. Duble  "John Del Vecho: The Story of His Life as Personally Related to Joseph L. Tracy" "Notice Re: Christmas Issue Greetings" "Notes From the Secretary's Mail Bag" "International Circus as seen at Luxembourg City, 10 May 1945" by Tom Parkinson "A Few More Notes by Charles White"  "Oregon's First Circus" by Emerol...
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Hobby Bandwagon , volume 5, no. 4, 1950. Contents: "District Number One Meets with Mills Bros." "Correct Town -- Wrong Date"  "Chalmer Condon Elected Director of Division One" "Letters Reveal History of Walter L. Main Circus" "Charles B. Kistler Appointed Director"  "CHS Convention at Chicago Aug. 4-5-6"
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Bandwagon , volume 36, no. 3, 1992. Contents: "1992 CHS Convention" "Christy Bros. Circus Season of 1928" by Chang Reynolds "Dales Bros. Circus Seasons of 1948-1950" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr.  "African Elephants with American Circuses 1804-1936" by Bill Johnston "The American Hernandez Visits England" by John M. Turner "Victor Pepin's Genealogy" by Stuart Thayer
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Bandwagon , volume 60, no. 4. 2016. Contents: "A Note from the Guest Editor"  "About the Covers" by Maureen Brunsdale "The Greatest Little Show on Earth the YMCA of Bloomington, Illinois" by Steve Gossard "Arms Race in Lace, Erma Ward, Lillian Leitzel and the One Arm Plange" by Mark Schmitt "The China Durban Family of Bloomington Illinois" by Dorita Estes "Map of Bloomington, Illinois" "The Valentine Family of Flyers of...
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The Bandwagon , volume 3, no. 2, 1944. Contents: "An Extensive Tour Through the West With Sells-Floto Circus - in 1918" by C. E. Duble  "The Auction Block" "Old Circus Man Passes"  "Clyde-Beatty Russell Bros. Circus as reported by Joseph Shields"  "Notes From the Secretary's Mail Bag" "'Circus Events' as compiled by John Van Matre" "Circus Books"
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Bandwagon , volume 17, no. 4, 1973. Contents: "The Disastrous Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus Train Wreck of 1918" by Warren A. Reeder Jr.  "A Thousand Footnotes to History: Circus World Museum Presents the Papers of William P. Hall, Part IV" by Tom Parkinson "A Note on Giraffes and the American Menagerie Industry in the 1850s" by Fred D. Pfening, III "A Re-Examination of the History of Madison Square Garden and the Role Played by the Ringlings in the History and...
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Bandwagon , volume 44, no. 5. 2000. Contents: "Joe Pentland: The American Clown" by Stuart Thayer "Fay Alexander" by Steve Gossard "Frank A. Robbins, A Most Successful Failure, Part Three" by Robert Sabia "Report of the Circus Historical Society Trustee Meeting in Normal, Illinois on October 6, 2000" "Early Equestrians of the Ringling Bros. Circus John Agee" by John Daniel Draper "Side Lights on the Circus Business, Part 14" by David...
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Bandwagon, volume 44, no. 4. 2000. Contents: "Early Equestrians of the Ringling Bros. Circus Rhoda Royal" by John Daniel Draper "Frank A. Robbins, a Most Successful Failure, Part Two" by Robert Sabia "Noah's Ark: A Menagerie and Circus That Never Came to Be" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr "Side Lights on the Circus Business, Part 13" by David W. Watt
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Bandwagon , volume 48, no. 5. 2004. Contents: "Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, The Blue Unit Train, The First Twenty Years" by Robert S. MacDougall "From Rags to Ricketts The Roots of Circus in Early Gotham" by William L. Slout "Lotus, Grande Dame of Circus Hippos" by Richard J. Reynolds III "In Memoriam: Bobby Gibbs, Good Bye, Old Friend" by Jim Alexander "Side Lights on the Circus Business, Part 37" by David W. Watt
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Bandwagon , volume 47, no. 5. 2003. Contents: "Charles Philip Fox, May 27 1913 - September 12 2003" "Traveling With the Big One in 1953" by William C. Taggart "The Castellos, A Family of Famous Riders" by John Daniel Draper "Three Reviews of the 1922 Ringling-Barnum Circus Opening" "Side Lights on the Circus Business, part 31" by David W. Watt "Circus Historical Society Inc."
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Bandwagon , volume 23, no. 1, 1979. Contents: "CHS Financial Statement" "Sparks Circus Season of 1927" by Gordon M. Carver "The Circus Year in Review, 1978 Season" "1978 Programs" "George Engesser's Shows" by Art Doc Miller
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CHS Bandwagon , August 1952. Contents: "Seven Ringling Bros. Were Masons" "Seventh Annual Convention"  "From the Members" "Dr. E. L. Cooper Dies at Age 50: Physician Stricken in Minnesota Visit" "Circus Star Uninjured in Accident"  "Cole Bros. Fire of 1909 Recalled' by John C. Kunzog  "The Monkey and the Hangover"  "Circus Folk Honor Departed"  "Miniature Circus Will Make Annual Stand in Essington" by...
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Bandwagon , volume 21, no. 5, 1977. Contents: 'The Floyd and Howard King Railroad Circuses 1925-30, Part II" by Joseph T. Bradbury "The Evolution of the Bannerline Wagon" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr. "The Revolt of the Freaks: A Classic in Circus Publicity" by John Lentz "Cole Bros. Photo Supplement: The Louisville Quarters, 1942"
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Bandwagon , volume 36, no. 2, 1992. Contents: "1992 CHS Convention" "Gorman Bros. Circus Seasons of 1924-36" by Joseph T. Bradbury "The Circus in New Jersey: Part I" by Gordon M. Carver "The Out-side Shows" by Stuart Thayer "Lewis Reed" by Bill Johnson "To Delight the Senses and Improve the Mind" by Orin Copple King
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CHS Bandwagon , October 1953. Contents: "John Robinson Quarters" by Howard A. Gusler "With Buffalo Bill in Europe" by Jake Posey "Some of the Staff With the Hagenbeck-Wallace Show, Season of 1937" "He Loved the Circus" by Bette Leonard  "Happy Birthday" "Office Route, Season 1937 Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus" by F. C. Fischer "Chipperfield's Circus and Zoo" by Richard E. Conover "'And the Meek Shall Inherit the Earth"
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The Bandwagon , volume 4, no. 2, 1945. Contents: "Christy Hippodrome Shows Season 1919" by Bette Leonard  "Sangers Greater European Shows Season 1913" by F. M. Farrell  "A Check List of 'Camel' Ads for Collectors"  "Circus Obituary by Van Matre"  "1945 Program - Medrando 'le Cirque de Paris'" "1945 Program - Cirque D'Hivro" "Notes on the Bailey and Austin Circuses sent in by Geo. Hubler" "Notes from the Secretary's...
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Bandwagon: The Journal of the Circus Historical Society , volume 10, no. 3, 1966.  Contents: "Circusdom's Historic Personage" by Tom Parkinson "The Circus Commemorative Stamp"  "The Sells-Brothers Bandchariot and Their 50-Cage Menagerie" by Richard E. Conover  "The Ringling Museum's 'Other Side of the Circus'" by Mel Miller "Cole Bros. Circus with Clyde Beatty and Ken Maynard: The 1937 Season" by Joseph T. Bradbury "Silver Bros. Circus...
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Bandwagon , volume 23, no. 4, 1979. Contents: "Cole Brothers Circus, Season of 1947" by Joseph T. Bradbury "Jumbo Recycled" by Richard W. Flint "Get a High Backed Grandstand Chair" by Kenneth D. Hull "40th Anniversary CHS Convention Great Success"
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Bandwagon, volume 53, no. 3. 2009. Contents: "Timothy J. Holst: 1947-2009" "In Memory of Charlie Smith, Master of the Ringling Train - and Just About All Else on the Circus Lot" by Lane Talburt "shrine Circus - R.I.P.?" by John H. McConnell "Bill Kasiska'a Letterheads" "Dan Castello and the Railroad Circus" by Stuart Thayer "Interviews with Lillian Leitzel, Her Mother and Alfredo Codona"  "The 1937 Cole Bros. Parade"...
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Bandwagon , volume 54, no. 5. 2010. Contents: "Statement of Ownership" "The Ringling-Barnum Circus in Color from 1941 to 1956" by Bill McMillin "The Ringling Show I Knew" by Robert S. MacDougall "Friends Remember Fred Pfening" "Gene Christian on How to Book a Circus"
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Bandwagon: The Journal of the Circus Historical Society , volume 10, no. 2, 1966.  Contents:  "The Grand Parade of 1910 and 1911 Forepaugh Sells Circus" by Fred D. Pfening III "Happy Ending - British Circus 1965!" by Jack Niblett  "Charles Bartine's New Consolidated Shows 1868-1909" by Harry M. Simpson "A History of the Cole Bros. Circus 1935-40" by Joseph T. Bradbury "Short Sketches of Former Shows: Kay Bros. Circus 1932-38" by Joseph T....
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Bandwagon , volume 26, no. 2, 1982. Contents: "The Al G. Barnes' Big 3-Ring Trained Wild Animal Circus, 1911 & 1912 Seasons" by Chang Reynolds "The Clarke Family: Champion Jockey Riders of the World and Trapeze Artists Extraordinary" by Antony Hippisley Coxe "Trouping in Alabama in 1927" by Stuart Thayer "Cowboy Movie Stars With Circuses"
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Bandwagon , volume 30, no. 1, 1986. Contents: "1896 CHS Convention and CHS Election Results" "The Circus Year in Review: 1985 Season" by Fred D. Pfening III "The Al G. Barnes' Big Four-Ring Circus, 1925" by Chang Reynolds "The Barnum & London New York Tableaus" by Fred Dahlinger Jr.  "Herr Driesbach Lord of the Brute Creation" by Stuart Thayer
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Bandwagon , volume 33, no. 3, 1989. Contents: "1989 Convention Final Update" "Carl Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus: Season of 1918" by Gordon M. Carver "Circus Wagon History File" by Fred Dahlinger, Jr.  "Herbert's Horses: Part IV" by Dorothy Herbert "Only Big Show Coming" by Orin C. King "The Rensselaer Park Showgrounds in Troy, New York" by Gene Baxter
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Bandwagon , volume 45, no. 5. 2001. Contents: "Gunther Gebel-Williams 'The Lord of the Rings'" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr.  "A 1973 Interview with Art Concello" by Tom Parkinson "Frank A. Robbins, A Most Successful Failure, Part 9" by Robert Sabia "Side Lights on the Circus Business, Part 19" by David W. Watt
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Bandwagon , volume 52, no. 5. 2008. Contents: "Robert Scott MacDougall 1935-2008" "Sig Sautelle New York Circus Owner" by Fred D. Pfening Jr.  "Highballing on the Moonlight Lady" by Rhett Coates "The 2008 CHS Convention September 21 to 24" by Bob Cline "The 1897 Barnum & Bailey Circus Parade" "Tommy Bentley Performer and Circus Owner" by Bill Taggart "Bill Woodcock's Circus Album" "A New York Clipper Reporter with...
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Bandwagon , volume 54, no. 6. 2010. Contents: "The Life and Times of William Preston Hall, Part 1" by Bob Cline "Barnum & Bailey in the Old World" by Fred Dahlinger, Jr.  "Amid Ruins of 1938 Season Last Two Railers Made Big Showings in Atlanta" by Lane Talburt "Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bel Geddes: The Posters and Influence of America's Industrial Designer on the Greatest Show on Earth" by Chris Berry "Pete Christiani Remembers, Part...
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The Bandwagon , volume 4, no. 4, 1945. Contents: "Life of Charles Gerlach - Old Circus Bandmaster as related by Joseph Tracy"  "'Clown Rambling' Sung by Bob Sherwood, one of the last of Barnum's Clowns"  "Walter L. Main Circus Season of 1893"  "Circus Coverage of U.S. in 1935" by Van Matre "Notes from the Secretary's Mailbag" "The Auction Block" "Cole Bros. Circus Wreck"  "Books for the Circus Fan"
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Bandwagon , volume 19, no. 6, 1975. Contents: "Downie Bros. Wild Animal Circus" by Joseph T. Bradbury "Sells-Floto Circus 1914-1915" by Gordon M. Carver "Circus Bill Posting and Advance Advertising Cars: Part III" by Fred D. Pfening, jr.  "One Sheet" by Stuart Thayer
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Bandwagon, volume 43, no. 6. 1999. Contents: "Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Coach History 1947-1956" by Robert S. MacDougall "Camels, The Ships of the Desert, Part Two" by Richard J. Reynolds III "Movie Cowboys and the Circus" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr.  "Rice Bros. Circus Season of 1934" by Joseph T. Bradbury "Side Lights on the Circus Business, Part Ten" by David W. Watt
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Bandwagon , volume 40, no. 1. 1996. Contents: "1996 CHS Convention"  "Election Results" "Kit Carson's Buffalo Ranch Wild West and Circus" by Fred D. Pfening Jr.  "An Interview with Luke Anderson" by Fred Dahlinger "The Circus Steward, Part VII" by John M. Staley "Only Big Show Coming" by Orin Copple King
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Bandwagon , volume 23, no. 2, 1979. Contents: "Emmet Kelly Dies" "CHS 1979 Convention: Celebrating CHS's 40th Year"  "The Floyd and Howard King Railroad Circuses 1925-30, Part VI" by Joseph T. Bradbury "America's Last Railroad Circus, Clyde Beatty Circus 1956 The First Tour" by Doyle L. Davis "With the Forepaugh Sells Circus in 1902: A Journalists' Vacation Aboard Lew Sells' Private Car" by Richard Ellsworth, edited by Richard W. Flint...
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Bandwagon , volume 26, no. 3, 1982. Contents: "Buffalo Bill and the Wild West" "James A. Bailey's Last Parades 1903 & 1904" by Greg Parkinson "I Had to Join the Circus" by Kenneth D. Hull "The 1982 Circus Historical Society Convention" "The Clarke Family: Champion Jockey Riders of the World and Trapeze Artists Extraordinary" by Antony Hippisley Coxe "Star Back Review"
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Bandwagon: The Journal of the Circus Historical Society , volume 9, no. 4, 1965.  Contents: "Forty Years in the Center Ring" "A History of the Cole Bros. Circus 1935-40" by Joseph T. Bradbury "Circus Parade Limited, Rolls to Milwaukee"  "Fred W. Glasier, Circus Photographer"  "Fiction or Fact, Truth or Legend" by Pierre Couderc "Turner Bros. Dog and Pony Show" by Douglas Lyon
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Bandwagon , volume 59, no. 2. 2015. Contents: "Note from the Editor"  "On the Cover" by Jennifer Lemmer Posey "A 'Jebbie' at the Helm: Nick Weber Remembers" by Lane Talburt "Cook Tent of a Big Circus" by Cleveland Moffett "Would You Expect to Find Heroes Among These Men?" by Courtney Ryley Cooper "1991-2009: Ringling's 'Mini-Era' of the Headliner Clown" by Rodney A. Huey, Ph.D.
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Bandwagon , volume 4, no. 4, 1960. Contents:  "Opening Day April 16 1960" by Joseph Bradbury "Young Buffalo Wild West Show" by Frank Pouska "The Fossetts of England and Their Circuses" by Jack Niblett "Ben Dunham and the Barnum & Bailey Route Book of 1891" by Hardy O'Neal "Freddie Daw's Three-Ring Letter"  "Chappie Fox's Lithographs" "Circus Capitol of USA" "The New Kelly-Miller Wagons" "The Wallace and...
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Bandwagon , volume 49, no. 6. 2005. Contents: "Out of the Wild West Thundered the First Circus Train of Steel, Part 1" by Fred Dahlinger, Jr.  "The Not-So-Great Trans-Atlantic Circus and Menagerie" by William L. Slout "Delight for Shogun, Gift from Nehru: History of Traveling Menageries of Japan" by Ken Kawata "Corteo: Cirque Du Soleil" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr.  "Bill Woodcock's Circus Album" "Side Lights on the Circus Business, Part...
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Bandwagon , volume 45, no. 1. 2001. Contents: "Trustee Terms of Office" "Ringling Barnum Circus Coach History 1957-1972" by Robert S. MacDougall "An Examination of Bear Acts" by Stuart Thayer "A Celebrated Rider, William Showles" by John Daniel Draper "Frank A. Robbins, A Most Successful Failure, Part 5" by Robert Sabia "Side Lights on the Circus Business, Part 16" by David W. Watt
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Bandwagon , volume 38, no. 5. 1994. Contents: "1994 CHS Convention" "History of the Beers-Barnes Circus 'The Barnum of the Sticks' Part 1" by Harold Barnes "The American Circus and Australia: Rowe's North American Circus, Its Australian Tours and Their Aftermath" by Mark St. Leon "Hippodromes, Hyperbole and Hullabaloo: 19th Century Circuses in Vermont" by Angela Patten and Gail Rosenberg "Planning An Early Completely Motorized Circus" by Fred D....
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Bandwagon , volume 47, no. 2. 2003. Contents: "CHS Web Site"  "The Circus Year in Review: The 2002 Season" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr.  "A Conversation with Mickey King" by Steve Gossard "Frank A. Robbins, A Most Successful Failure, Part 18" by Robert Sabia "Side Lights on the Circus Business, Part 28" by David W. Watt
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Bandwagon , volume 35, no. 4, 1991. Contents: "Contribution Update" "Fiorenza New Director" "The Carl Hagenbeck and Great Wallace Circus: The Difficult 1908 Season" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr.  "Circus Dreams: The Great Circus Parade" by Lynn Goldsmith "Carl Robinson, Bandleader" by Stuart Thayer "The Walter L. Main Circus" by Joseph T. Bradbury "1991 CHS Convention Report" "1883 Forepaugh Posters Discovered in...
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Bandwagon , volume 44, no. 2. 2000. Contents: "The Circus Year in Review, 1999 Season" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr.  "Millie-Christine Fearfully and Wonderfully Made" by Joanne Martell "Side Lights on the Circus Business, Part 11" by David W. Watt
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Parade Call , vol. 1, no. 1, February 1945. 
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The Bandwagon , volume 4, no. 1, 1945. Contents: "A Tour Through the U.S. and Canada With the Robinson Famous Shows Thirty-One Years Ago" by C. E. Duble  "Young Buffalo Wild West and Texas Rangers Sent in by 'Crazy' Ray Choisser"  "Joe Pentland's Circus - Hartford, Connecticut, 1854"  "Tiger Bill Show" related by F. C. Fisher "Circus Sales by Van Matre"  "Pulling An Elephant's Tusk: An Unusual Story As Related by Mrs. F. Hodgeon"...
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Bandwagon , volume 51, no. 6. 2007. Contents: "The American Circus in the 1870s: An Overview from Newspaper Sources" by Fred D. Pfening, III "Nate Salsbury's Black America: A Gigantic Exhibition of Negro Life and Character" by Richard A. Georgian  "Ringling-Barnum's 1942 Menagerie Fire" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr.  "Circusing in Europe" by Al Stencell "Cliff Vargas: Take Him of Leave Him - Or Get Fired" by Lane Talburt "CHS Meets in Las...
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Bandwagon: The Journal of the Circus Historical Society , volume 11, no. 1, 1967.  Contents: "Hall of Fame Awards Announced"  "Review of the 1966 Season" by Tom Parkinson "The Rhoda Royal Elephants" by Homer C. Walton "Hugo's Youngest Trouper" by Harry Quillen "Bockus & Kilonis Wild Animal Circus: Season of 1936" by Joseph T. Bradbury "Billy Smart Dies" by Jack Niblett "Memories of a Biller" by Dave Price "Bill...
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Bandwagon , volume 49, no. 3. 2005. Contents: "Who Was Buffalo Bill? An Overview of His Life and Times" by John Thiele "Inside the LaMont Shows" by Lawrence Lusch "The Ubangis Are Alive and Well" by Dick Mong "The Meers Sisters and William Melrose" by John Daniel Draper "Cole's Southern Circus and Menagerie of 1881" by Stuart Thayer "Bill Woodcock's Circus Album" "Side Lights on the Circus Business, Part 41" by David W. Watt
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Bandwagon , volume 49, no. 1. 2005. Contents: "The Grand Parade of Pawnee Bill's Wild West" by Fred Dahlinger, Jr.  "Bill Kasiska's Letterheads" "Beasts and Ballyhoo: The Menagerie Men of Somers" by Terry Ariano "Bill Woodcock's Circus Photo Album" "Side Lights on the Circus Business, Part 39" by David W. Watt
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CHS Bandwagon , vol. 7, December 1956. Contents: "This, That, and the Other" "New Members" "See European Circuses!" "Circus! From Rome to Ringling"  "CHS Member Dies" "With the Greatest Show on Earth" by John Quinius "Where the Circuses Were in September 1913" by Charlie Duble "Eddie Jackson's Dream Came True in Circus" by Oscar Smith
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Bandwagon , volume 63, no. 1. 2019. Contents: "About the covers" "From the Editor"  "The Super Circus of 1919" by Chris Berry "Accessing the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows 1919 Train" by Fred Dahlinger Jr.  "In Perspective: The Circus Colossal's Street Parades, Part 1" by Fred Dahlinger, Jr.  "A Child's Dream" by Jennifer Lemmer Posey "Events of More of Less Importance: Route Books, Newspapers, and the...
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Bandwagon , volume 23, no. 3, 1979. Contents: "Sparks Circus Season of 1928" by Gordon M. Carver "America's Last Railroad Circus: The Reorganization of the Clyde Beatty Circus" by Doyle L. Davis "Star Back Review" "The Circus Collections in the Library of Illinois State University, Normal" by Richard W. Flint
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Bandwagon , volume 60, no. 3. 2016. Contents: "Notes from the Editor"  "On the Covers" by Jennifer Lemmer Posey "Mose McQuitty's Band and Minstrel Days, 1899-1937" by Alex Albright "Bridgeport: Barnum's First Baby Elephant" by Morgan Ellison "Confessions of the Clowns" by A. Morton Smith "Carl E. Elwell: Photographic Scrapbook Collection" by Deborah Walk
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Bandwagon , volume 46, no. 6. 2002. Contents: "Ethical Considerations for the Conservation of Circus Posters" by Neil C. Cockerline "Tom Mix, His Life, His Films and His Circus" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr.  "From Horse Power to Horsepower: The Caterpiller Tractor and the Circus" by Fred Dahlinger, Jr.  "The Life and Times of Joe Bradbury: A Biographical Sketch" by Richard J. Reynolds III "The 2002 Circus Historical Society Convention" by Dave...
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Bandwagon , volume 45, no. 6. 2001. Contents: "CHS Election Results" "Herbert L. Witt & Sons, An Obscure Circus Wagon Builder" by Fred Dahlinger, Jr.  "Great American Riders, Levi. J. North, 'America's Own Horseman'" by Stuart Thayer "Gunther Gebel-Williams, A Memory" by William H. Woodcock "Frank A. Robbins, A Most Successful Failure, Part 10" by Robert Sabia "Side Lights on the Circus Business, Part 20" by David W. Watt
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Bandwagon , volume 16, no. 5, 1972. Contents: "The 1972 CHS Convention" "Famous Circus Landmarks: The Circus Winterquarters in West Baden, Indiana" by Joseph T. Bradbury "The Giraffe in the American Circus" by Chang Reynolds "Trouping the Canebrakes of Louisiana in the Wintertime with the Star Green Amusement Company & Circus" by C. A. "Red" Sonnenberg
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Bandwagon: The Journal of the Circus Historical Society , volume 9, no. 6, 1965.  Contents: "The Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1922" by Chang Reynolds "Circus Wagon History File: The Forepaugh Calliope and Fred R. Castle" by F. D. Pfening III  "Some Photographic Gems From the Melvin Collection" by Joe Bradbury  "The Ringling-Barnum Hippos 1938-1965" by Richard J. Reynolds  "Buck Jones Wild West and Round Up Days" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr. ...
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Bandwagon , volume 31, no. 2, 1987. Contents: "1987 Convention Update" "The Al G. Barnes' Big Four-Ring Wild Animal Circus" by Chang Reynolds "Moby Dick on Rails" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr.  "The Only Circus Okapis" by Richard J. Reynolds III "The Stowe Bros. Circus - A Real Family Tradition, Part III" by John F. Polacsek "Circus Window Cards" "'There's a Sucker Born Every Minute' (But None of Them Ever Die)" by A. H. Saxon
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Bandwagon , volume 39, no. 2. 1995. Contents: "The Circus Year in Review 1994 Season" by Fred D. Pfening III "Al F. Wheeler's New Model Shows" by Joseph T. Bradbury "The Circus Steward Kelley-Miller 1953 and July Fourth Dinners" by John M. Staley "Only Big Show Coming" by Orin C. King
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Circus Historical Society Note Sheet No. 18, May 15, 1945. Contents:  "W. W. Cole's Great New York and New Orleans Zoological and Equestrian Exposition, 1875" "1945 Ringling Barnum Circus Parade" by Robert D. Good 
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Circus Historical Society Note Sheet No. 17, March 15, 1945. Contents: "Some Circuses of the Past" by C. E. Duble  "The Original Russell Bros. Circus - Season 1913" as told to Cliff Cowen by Albert Bailey  "Trouping on the Old Shows"  
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Hobby Bandwagon , volume 5, no. 2, 1950. Contents: "Bette Leonard in Hospital" "Sawdust Trail is Published by Tedd Meyer" "CHS Directors" "Lone Freight Car Causes Big Delay" "Circus Routes"  "Clyde Beatty Opens New Season"
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Bandwagon: The Journal of the Circus Historical Society , volume 8, no. 1, 1964.  Contents: "The Big Show of the World: Sells Brothers Enormous United Shows" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr.  "Chalmer Condon's Letterheads" "The King of Circus Historians" by Tom Parkinson "Truth or Fiction Legend or Fact" by Pierre Couderc "Bandwagon Index of Articles"
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Bandwagon , volume 36, no. 1, 1992. Contents: "1991 CHS Election Results"  "1992 CHS Convention"  "The Circus Year in Review: 1991 Season" by Fred D. Pfening III "The Frank Snyder Circuses" by Joseph T. Bradbury "Lucio Cristiani The Equestrain Nijinsky" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr.  "A History of the Traveling Menagerie in America: Part II" by Stuart Thayer "Star Back Review" "This Little Pig Went Nightclubbing" by...
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Bandwagon , volume 38, no. 3. 1994. Contents: "1994 CHS Convention" "My Family's Circus Sun Bros. World's Progressive Shows" by Jack K. Sun "Stanley Graham's International Midgets Circus: Season of 1937" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr.  "ala Carte or, perhaps, The Blue Plate Special" by Orin Copple King "Tippoo Sultan: The Man and the Beast" by Stuart Thayer "Only Big Show Coming" by Orin Copple King
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Bandwagon , volume 38, no. 1. 1994. Contents: "1993 CHS Election Results" "The Circus Year in Review: 1993 Season" by Fred D. Pfening III "Buster Cronin's Circus Two Short Seasons" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr.  "Cooper Bros. Circus On the Road with Elmer Jones in 1936, Part II" by Todd Davenport Only Big Show Coming" by Orin Copple King
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Bandwagon , volume 44, no. 1. 2000. Contents: "The 2000 CHS Convention" "Irwin Bros. Cheyenne Frontier Days Wild West Show" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr.  "Wiziarde Novelty Circus" by Joseph T. Bradbury "The Other Dan Castello Circus, 1870" by Stuart Thayer "Side Lights on the Circus Business, Part 11" by David W. Watt
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Hobby Bandwagon, volume 5 - 6, no. 12-1, 1951. Contents: "Initial Planning Underway for Fifth Exhibit at Hagerstown" "Band Leaders of the Sparks Circus From the Early Days" by C. E. Duble  "The Tour of the Fisher Circus and Wild West Show" by Francis Fisher "Millers Dog and Pony Show" by Francis Fisher "Kit Carson Buffalo Ranch and Wild West Show Season 1914" "Circus Songsters" by George Chindahl
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Bandwagon , volume 39, no. 4. 1995. Contents: "1995 CHS Convention" "The Final Years Adam Forepaugh and Sells Bros. Big United Show, Part II" by Fred D. Pfening Jr.  "The St. Leons in America, The Gus St. Leon Family" by Mark St. Leon "The Grafting Circus: an Expose" by "Kid" Harris "The Circus Steward: Part IV" by John M. Staley "Only Big Show Coming" by Orin Copple King
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Bandwagon , volume 19, no. 1, 1975. Contents: 'The Ray W. Rogers Circuses: Part V" by Joseph T. Bradbury "Setting Straight the Hall Circus Titles" by Bob Parkinson "Readers Comments" "Three Sheet" by Dave Price "1974 The Circus Year in Review" by Don Marcks "Star Back Review" "One Sheet" by Stuart Thayer
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Bandwagon , volume 22, no. 1, 1978. Contents: "Greg Parkinson at Baraboo" "The Floyd and Howard King Railroad Circuses 1925-30: Part III" by Joseph T. Bradbury "The Sparks Circus - through 1928" by Gordon M. Carver "The History of the Howes and the London Titles" by John D. Draper
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Bandwagon , volume 25, no. 4, 1981. Contents: "CHS Election Upcoming" "CHS Financial Statement"  "Sanger's Greater European Shows, Season of 1913" by Gordon M. Carver "Two Years Under the Big Top" by Bert D. Alton "The Origin of Early Circus Calliope Instruments" by Frederick Dahlinger, Jr.  "Legislating the Shows: Vermont, 1824-1933" by Stuart Thayer "Photo Supplement: Gentry Bros. Circus, Season of 1929" by Joseph T....
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Bandwagon , volume 33, no. 6, 1989. Contents: "CHS Election" "A Fantasy in Five Acts: Clyde Beatty and the New York Press" by Joanne Carol Joys  "Tiger Bill's Wild West Show" by Joseph T. Bradbury "Life in a Circus Town: Walt Graybeal's Bloomington" by Steve Gossard "Circus Stars of the 1920s Photographed by Harry Atwell" "Biller Bros. Circus: Part II" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr.  "More About Early Riders in America" by George...
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Bandwagon , volume 41, no. 3. 1997. Contents: "The Al. F. Wheeler Jethro Almond Circuses" by Joseph T. Bradbury "Solving America's Greatest Wagon Mystery The Carl Hagenbeck Cage" by Fred Dahlinger Jr.  "Chubby Guilfoyle" by Bill Johnston "Only Big Show Coming" by Orin Copple King
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Bandwagon , volume 60, no. 1. 2016. Contents: "CHS Convention: October 12-15, 2016, Sarasota Florida" "Notes from the Editor"  "On the Covers" by Jennifer Lemmer Posey "The Mills Bros. Circus Elephants" by Robert Cline "Charles Reed And His Family of Riders" by John Daniel Draper "My Experience with Elephants" by Walter L. Main "The Memoirs of Charles A. Schramm" by Charles A. Schramm "Charles Phillip 'Chappie'...
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