Showman's RestSunday, September 27, 2015
Hugo, Oklahoma calls itself 'Circus City' -- it's been home to the Kelly Miller Circus since 1938 -- they're still touring. The city is also home to the second-largest Asian elephant population in North America, the Endangered Ark Foundation, also started by the Miller family.
This is from a visit we made last year.
These markers delineate their section, Showmen's Rest, of Mount Olivet cemetery:
"Big John" The man with more friends than Santa Claus:
May all your days be circus days:
On the ledge, this reads: There's nothing left but empty popcorn sacks and wagon tracks - the circus is gone:
Circus, Fairs, Carnivals, Rodeos, Ice Shows, Street Corners. We have had the good live but the season ended.:
Gd can't be everywhere, that's why he made mother:
Gone to lay out the next lot:
Popcorn the clown:
I would rather be in California:
Give life the best that's in you for it's only a one night stand. There are no repeat performances brought back by popular demand.:
From the Orton family of early American circus pioneers, first year on tour 1853: