Hamid Circus (Hamid-Morton Circus) in United States


Hamid Circus (Hamid-Morton Circus)
Several elephants may have been Clyde Beatty:s elephants
Several elephants may have been Clyde Beatty:s elephants

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Owner -: Zyne Hamid
1932-: Bessie Hamid
1932-1956: Bob Morton
1932-1971: George A. Hamid Sr.
1971-: George A. Hamid Jr.
Founded1932
Address 3016 Tremont Avenue
Zip-code 08234
Place Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Country United States
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Hamid Circus (Hamid-Morton Circus), located at 3016 Tremont Avenue, in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, United States , was founded in 1932.


Comments / picturesGeorge A. Hamid Sr. was born in the little town of Broumana, Lebanon in February 1896. 1932 was a pivotal year for Hamid when he, along with veteran Circus Producer, Bob Morton, combined their respective shows and formed Hamid-Morton Circus.

When Robert Morton passed away in 1957 ownership of the circus passed into the sole control of the Hamid family where it remains today. George, Sr. operated the show from 1957 until his death in 1971.

In 1997, George, Jr. went into semi-retirement and Hamid-Morton became Hamid Circus, Inc. under the ownership of his son James M. Hamid, whos son James M. Hamid, Jr.Sr. is Vice President and Production Manager.

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Koehl, Dan (2023). Hamid Circus (Hamid-Morton Circus), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=785. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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