June, 2001

Articles included in the June 2001 issue:

  • The Miami-Dade County (Fla.) celebrated its 50th anniversary with a midway presented by Conklin Shows and featuring rides from a number of other midways including Cumberland Valley Shows.

  • An overview of the history of Conklin Shows demonstrates that it demonstrates a heritage of innovation.

  • Southland Amusements is still going strong at 45 years with Ivene Staunko still at the helm (Conclusion)  

  • Lebanon, Tennessee, is home to the Cumberland Valley Shows, where their facility offers them a place to restore, refurbish and store rides and attractions.

  • The Carnival Museum in Gibtown is now home to a well preserved Royal American Shows' wagon

  • Midway personality offers two for the price of one with independent concessionaires BobWallace and Bill Jackson

  • Bill Hames Shows is 91 years young and under General Manager Alan Cockerham, is meeting the challenges of the business.

  • Chance Industries has filed for Chapter 11 and is in the process of reorganizing in order to remain a profitable company.  They have also signed a letter of intent to merge with D.H.Morgan. a California coaster manufacturer.

  • Razorback Amusements started their spring 2000 season with a date in Benton, Arkansas

  • Midwest Midways and Fantasy Amusements join forces and bring rides and attractions to the south

  • The History of Train Shows (Pt. XIX)  traces the purchase of the Mighty Sheesley Shows by Kortes and Vaught.  A trademark of the Sheesley show was their yellow train.

  • Do You Remember the Schiff Tower Slide and the new version by Wisdom Industries?

  • Manufacturer's Showcase spotlights offerings from Gold Medal Products and from Bertazzon & Bertazzon

  • Plus, standard features including Direct From the Lots, Midway Talk, Industry Movers &       Shakers, and Modeler's Corner