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Strates Shows

Moving America's Last Carnival on Rails

 

The son of a Greek immigrant, E. James Strates unexpectedly took over his father's carnival in 1959. Interviewed in 2008 by Lane Talburt at Danbury, CT, Jim Strates shares stories of his experiences on America's last carnival on rails.

 

Jim reminisces about the good old days when the loyalty of employees was unquestioned, when circus and carnival folks signed on for the remainder of their working lives.  I believe you'll enjoy Jim's many jackpots about his family and his experiences growing up on the carnival founded by his father back in the 1920s in upstate New York.

 

Video by Lane Talburt

 


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