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Friday, April 18, 2008

Circus Cage Wagon

This weekend is the Yearly Horse drawn Auction & Swap Meet at the Sister's Rodeo Fairgrounds
For yrs i have people that come and stay here at the motel, but i have never gone, so I decided it was a good time to catch some great stuff from the old days. So I will be posting some old and unusual rigs and equipment. Cost $5 to park,I had no intention of buying anything just taking photos, oh well what we won't do to take a photo right?

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Sitting on what looks to be a circa 1870 fifth-wheel running gear a beautiful Gypsy-style Circus Cage Wagon with complete and operable cage.Though it looks to be over a 130 yrs old, the gear is solid. Also looks to be original paint. This wagon belonged for a time to Twentieth Century Fox and was used in the movies Escape from Planet of the Apes.

14 comments:

Lara said...

wow, that is a piece of history! although I hate the mere idea of a cage...

AVCR8TEUR said...

Nice to get away from work once in awhile. I imagine you will see lots of interesting things for sale here.

Angie said...

Hi Lilli,
A very interesting post. It should be a good weekend with plenty of photo opportunities.

GMG said...

Hi Lilli & Nevada. Sorry for this short visit, but I just wanted to say thanks for your comments on my blog. This weekend, I’m going to take a musical break, and next week I’ll make a very short trip, crossing South Atlantic. I’ll try to catch up with your posts as soon as possible. Meanwhile, leave you with some chocolate champagne truffles at Blogtrotter.
Have a lovely weekend and an excellent week!
Gil

Old Wom Tigley said...

This is a beauty, I am going to enjoy these pictures. Do you know I think I remember this from that film... hope you had a good Sky Watch yesterday.. Thanks for joining in again.. and thank you for all you visits and kind word and of course your friendship of late. It great getting to know new folk.
Tom :O)

JFargo said...

That's a pretty cool little piece of history right there. Not only used for its purpose, but also a movie piece? Neat!

I look forward to more pictures from this place. Thanks for suffering the $5 to get us some great shots!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

My DH loved the movie. It would be kind of neat walking around and seeing what kind of stuff they have... I'm glad you were able to get out a bit... good for you!

dot said...

I'm glad you spent the five bucks and got these great pictures! I think I can remember seeing the movie with the apes in that last wagon.

Andrea said...

Great shots. I am noticing some WHEELS on peoples blogs now. On my blog today I posted the hay rake in the pasture behind the fence. It was not a close up picture so I did not put it as a WHEELS picture in PICTURE THIS.
First Dot had us looking up at the sky and now she has us looking for wheels. What will that woman come up with next? LOL

Paulie said...

Very interesting! I never saw the movie. Makes me wonder about it now.

Donna said...

I love these!! Pretty old items!! Have fun today!!hughugs

Judi (Gmj) said...

I agree with Tom. I think I remember this too!! I do love the sights of Sisters, pines, cowboy hats, cowboy butts. :) An added attraction such a a Circus Cage Wagon makes it all the better. Have a great weekend, I got that program, Picasa2 downloaded, now to study it. Thanks for the advice.

i beati said...

beautiful sk

Meggie said...

OK, Lillie...time to fess up....what did you buy? I can't believe that you only took photos. Tell me you are not that disciplined....I don't want to feel guilty all by myself.