Vargas circa 1975
I think it was
1971 or 72 when Chris and I acquired an interest in Circus
That winter we
built a special sideshow for that circus and I believe it was
1972 through 1976 that we had a sideshow there.
Except for the
first few weeks when Jerry Ross was our manager,, (we switched
over to Jim and Sandy Windlandwhen the show was at Cinderella
mall in Denver. They took care of our interests in the circus
and managed the sideshow until in Oct of 1976 when the circus
was in Boston we sold our interest back to Cliff Vargas.
continued to manage the circus owned sideshow for 2 or 3 years
when Vargas discontinued the sideshow. At that time they
joined Beatty Cole and managed the sideshow there until John
Pugh discontinued the sideshow on that circus.
Meantime while on
Vargas Windlands bought ten acres with a nice brick house on
Kracker Rd, in Gibsonton, which they developed into a winter
quarters and trailer park, managed by Jim Parker who had been
Cliff Vargas private secretary. When both had poor health they
moved elsewhere where thy both passed away. They sold the
property to Reithoffer Shows where that show now has their
winter quarters. must add that our dealings were always
satisfactory with every penny accounted for in business with
Cliff Vargas. I always found him an honest man of integrity.
Certainly a promotional genius and in my opinion the greatest
circus operator of his era.
Sincerely, Ward Hall
Circus Vargas circa 1975-77