American Circus Corporation in United States

American Circus Corporation
Local name ACME

Owner-1929: Jerry Mugivan
-1929: Bert Bowers
1929: John Ringling
?-1929: Bob Snowden
Country United States


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American Circus Corporation, United States .

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Records about American Circus Corporation from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
Jerry Mugivan and Bert Bowers along with Edward Ballard were owners of the American Circus Corporation. These were the five circuses they owned in 1929:

Hagenbeck- Wallace Circus- C.D. Odom Manager
30 railroad cars, 13 elephants- Cheerful Gardner Supt.

Sells-Floto Circus- Zack Terrell Manager
30 railroad cars, 11 elephants- Clyde Baudendistl Supt., Emory Stiles Menagerie Supt.

Al G. Barnes Circus- Buster Cronin Manager
30 railroad cars, 9 elephants- E.W. Jackson Supt.

John Robinson Circus- Jess Adkins Manager
25 railroad cars, 12 elephants- Ferris Cline Supt., Bert Noyes Menagerie Supt.

Sparks Circus- H.B. Gentry Manager
20 railroad cars, 9 elephants- Walter McLain Supt.

This shows the magnitude of their operation, fielding a combined total of 135 cars of circus equipment and 54 elephants, far outsizing Ringling Bros.- Barnum & Bailey Circus.

All of this was sold to John Ringling on Sept. 10, 1929 just weeks before the Stock Market Crash.

William "Buckles" Woodcock

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Koehl, Dan (2024). American Circus Corporation, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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