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
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