Showman’s Rest

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:

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“Big John” The man with more friends than Santa Claus:
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May all your days be circus days:
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On the ledge, this reads: There’s nothing left but empty popcorn sacks and wagon tracks – the circus is gone:
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Circus, Fairs, Carnivals, Rodeos, Ice Shows, Street Corners. We have had the good live but the season ended.:
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Gd can’t be everywhere, that’s why he made mother:
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Gone to lay out the next lot:
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Popcorn the clown:
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I would rather be in California:
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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.:
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From the Orton family of early American circus pioneers, first year on tour 1853:
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All the images from this visit here.

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