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There were lots of other western movie
heroes that did circuses. More examples follow below.



(Courtesy of Fred D. Pfening, Jr.)




(Courtesy of Fred D. Pfening, Jr.)



(Courtesy of Fred D. Pfening, Jr.)



(Courtesy of Fred D. Pfening, Jr.)



(Courtesy of Fred D. Pfening, Jr.)



The Circus Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin has some historic wagons that were used by the cowboy heroes including Buck Jones, Ken Maynard and Tom Mix: http://circusworld.wisconsinhistory.org/

Info on the Miller Bros. 101 Ranch Show can be found at:
http://www.kaycounty.info/101_ranch/101_frame.htm
http://www.travelhistory.org/people+places/ChristmasAt101Ranch/ChristmasAt101Ranch-01.html
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nalakota/wotw/misc/101ranch_wotw1137.htm

Info about the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show is at: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/tri127.html

William (Buckles) Woodcock has a blog on circus history, and included are pages (with images) on Ken Maynard's 1936 Wild West Show:
http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2005/10/ken-maynard-1.html
http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2005/10/ken-maynard-wild-west-1936-4.html
http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2005/10/ken-maynard-wild-west-1936-3.html
http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2005/10/ken-maynard-wild-west-1936-1_19.html
http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2005/10/ken-maynard-wild-west-1936-1.html

The San Diego History website mentions the Ken Maynard Wild West show being booked for the California Pacific Exposition, San Diego, 1935-1936:
http://sandiegohistory.org/amero/notes-1936.htm
http://sandiegohistory.org/calpac/35expoh5.htm
http://sandiegohistory.org/photocollect/palist2.htm

The Circus Historical Society website has a Bandwagon magazine article by Stuart Thayer on the last years of the Tom Mix Circus, seasons 1936-1938: http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/bw-1971May.htm

The Circus Historical Society website has many detailed articles (which were published in their Bandwagon magazine) on the history of the Cole Bros. Circus. Ken Maynard's own Diamond K Wild West Show was short-lived, and in the mid 1930s, he signed on with the Cole Bros. Circus (who also had animal trainer Clyde Beatty). These articles are lengthy and I suggest you use the Search box in your web browser to find references to Maynard:

"A History of the Cole Bros. Circus 1935-40" (By Joseph T. Bradbury. Bandwagon, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Mar-Apr), 1966, pp. 12-21):
http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/bw-1966Mar.htm
"A History of the Cole Bros. Circus 1935-40, Part III [sic VIII], the 1937 Season Continued" (By Joseph T. Bradbury. Bandwagon, Vol. 10, No. 4 (Jul-Aug), 1966, pp. 11-17.):
http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/bw-1966Jul.htm
"History of the Cole Bros., Part V, The 1936 Season" (Joseph T. Bradbury. Bandwagon, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Jan-Feb), 1966, pp. 15-25):
http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/bw-1966Jan.htm
"Cole Bros. Circus, The 1937 Season, Part VII, First Half" (By Joseph T. Bradbury. Bandwagon, Vol. 10, No. 3 (May-Jun), 1966, pp. 20-27):
http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/bw-1966May.htm
"A History of the Cole Bros. Circus 1935-40, Part IX - The 1938 Season, Cole Bros." (By Joseph T. Bradbury. Bandwagon, Vol. 10, No. 5 (Sep-Oct), 1966, pp. 14-20):
http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/bw-1966Sep.htm
"A History of the Cole Bros. Circus 1935-40, Part XI - the 1938 Season" (By Joseph T. Bradbury. Bandwagon, Vol. 11, No. 2 (Mar-Apr), 1967, pp. 14-25):
http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/bw-1967Mar.htm
"A History of the Cole Bros. Circus 1935-40, Part XIII, The 1940 Season" (By Joseph T. Bradbury. Bandwagon, Vol. 11, No. 5 (Sep-Oct), 1967, pp. 16-30):
http://www.circushistory.org/Bandwagon/bw-1967Sep.htm

The Circus Historical Society website has a search page. Enter "Ken Maynard" or "Buck Jones" or "Tom Mix" or "Tim McCoy" or whomever (put quote marks around the name so you get exact matches): http://www.circushistory.org/index.htm#SEARCH

The Circuses and Sideshows website has a small amount of info on western movie performers doing circuses: http://www.circusesandsideshows.com/index.html



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