Valentine is 84 years old he was born and raised in
Fort Collins Colorado.
Henry was 18 years old
when he went to visit his brother in Loveland Co.
which is about 14 miles from where he had been born
and raised, Henry was still in high school.
When he arrived his brother had made a jump to
another show. So he hung around the lot all
day, that night when they tore down he ask Joe and
Pauline Rider who operated the Monkey Speedway if
they needed any help, so they put him to work.
Joe ask if he would like to go with them? So
he joined the show right then and there, that
He retired from the road in
November of 2005 after a life long love of the
industry. Over the may years he has been in
show business, Henry has work for some of the
greatest showmen in the history of the sideshow, he
has owned and operated his own shows and is known as
one of the Greatest Talkers that has ever graced a
Henry has a life time of
experiences and we are excited and proud he has
decide to share them with all of us at Sideshow World.
original ID card for the Dodson's World Fair Shows