Arky Scott

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Arky Scott
Eugene  Scott
RBBB elephants march across the bridge spanning the Kanawha River at Charleston, W. Va. in 1954. Eugene Scott superintendent of the elephant department of the Greatest Show on Earth, paces the lead trio on horseback.
Personal details
Country United States

Work locations
Title elephant superintendent 1950
Location at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in United States

Title elephant superintendent 1942-1950
Location at Clyde Beatty Circus in United States

Title elephant trainer
Location at Lee Brothers Circus in United States

Biography details

Eugene Scott , circus elephant trainer in United States

dead ? in United States .

Records about Arky Scott from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
Arky ScottLee Bros. Circus 1926/ "Babe" and "Rubber". This is Arky's entre Herd with Lee Bros., the old cow at left is "Rubber" and was actually in the act trained by Strwart Craven in 1882 called the "Forepaugh Dancing Eight" and worked for years by Addie Forepaugh. She was eventually owned by the Ringlings thru 1911 and sold to Wm. P. Hall after the close of the 4-Paw-Sells Show. Before coming to Christy she trouped with such shows as Kit Carson Wild West, Yankee Robinson (Buchanan), Palmer Bros. Circus, Howes Great London (Palmer) and Golden Bros. Circus (Palmer).

William "Buckles" Woodcock

1942-1950: From 1942 Arky Scott was boss elephant man until he was hired to replace Hugo Schmitt on the Ringling Show in 1950.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). elephant trainer Eugene Scott in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 October 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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