D.S. DUDLEY SHOWS

 

 

Founded in late 19th or early 20th century as a Wild West Circus, D. S. Dudley Shows has been the chief industry in Mankins Texas for over half a century.

 

Dick "Cheyenne" Dudley (born in 1896), a prize-winning bronc rider, bought the show in 1914, interrupted his career to serve overseas in the U.S. Army in World War I, came back and married Ruth Wolf of Mankins.

 

Together they toured the Southwest with the show 8 months of the year, employing as many as 250 people, wintering  in Texas with their exotic animals.

 

D.S. Dudley passed away in 1981.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 


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