Ryan
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010 7:30:43 PM
Never had heard of this show, but found some pics.

http://www.themeparkreview.com/...opic.php?f=2&t=56300 

I did not take the pics or write the captions
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IndianaTED
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 7:37:45 PM
The comment about the loud clanky Jeep ride...no wonder it makes noise, check out the gap between the tubular track sections!

I would not let my kids on it either.
I've never been "with it", just been an interested observer of carnivals for more than 50 years.
Johnny's United Shows..."A Family Tradition" and "All for Fun, Fun for All".
The carnival of my youth, which had roots that originated in my hometown.
Scott
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010 2:18:18 AM
If that show is in the KC area, it's owned by Bruce Turpin and he "Lurks" here.
axenstar
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 4:13:14 AM
Reminds me of great american carnival with allot of the older equipment.
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JustinJames
Monday, August 9, 2010 11:22:46 AM
The Slide, musical chairs are definetely Bruce's at one time. Don't know if it still is him. Scorpion King might now more.

Stuff doesn't look rough though so I'm not sure why all the "ghetto" comments. Seems kinda normal for theme park people to trash carnivals in general.
alibiguyny
Monday, August 9, 2010 12:02:05 PM
the original american beauty was owned by a man named scotty. he was my grandfathers best friend. he owned one of the nicest shows in missouri at one time back in the day. he also used to use the winter quarters as holding spot for all of hub luers rides. alot of new chance rides where parked there as well. it was in a town called perryville. this gu at one time had all the big spots that johhny miller and lowery have played and my family as well thru out the years....
i dont smell em i just tell em......
JustinJames
Monday, August 9, 2010 3:06:45 PM
It's Bruce's stuff from what I can see. Stuff looks nice.
Last time I was around them it was Kemp and Turpin United Shows but the fence still read American Beauty.
Scott
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Monday, August 9, 2010 4:01:53 PM
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Originally posted by alibiguyny

the original american beauty was owned by a man named scotty. he was my grandfathers best friend. he owned one of the nicest shows in missouri at one time back in the day. he also used to use the winter quarters as holding spot for all of hub luers rides. alot of new chance rides where parked there as well. it was in a town called perryville. this gu at one time had all the big spots that johhny miller and lowery have played and my family as well thru out the years....



That's Barthlemuew sp? Right?

It was a very nice show... got a few dark photos of that show back in the 80's.

Archway bought quite abit of their equipment.
DickHefner
Monday, August 9, 2010 4:58:56 PM
HA! That Tempest is the last ride that Kenny Maple repainted, I recognize it from Pride Amusements WQ redone last winter, James Burlingame Restored it in 03' and we had it out on the road as a filler for a few blank spots til 06' when Ed sold it to Hungry Jack. then when Jack went bankrupt in 08' Ed bought all of Jacks equipment. Most of its still sitting in Baxter, some one came and picked up a rebuilt 350 kw gen, a 68'-72' Scrambler and the newly painted Tempest dubbed "BLAZE" this last january
In memory of Kenny Maple Jr 1973-2010
johnroach100
Monday, August 9, 2010 5:16:00 PM
I saw that show in Slapout, AL a couple of months ago. I thought it looked pretty good myself. The swing seats are a little um, different though.
Benjibear
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 2:44:51 AM
Stuff doesn't look too bad. Not the nicest, especialy the fun house and the kiddie swings, but everything looks somewhat cared for. Most of the paint looks kinda bland and not alot of lights.

In particular, I didn't like the look of the Tempest. You just need roofs over the cars to make it look right. The kiddie swings looks homemade. I didn't like seeing all the scattered cords on some of the pictures.

It is what you learn, after you know it all, that counts.
indianacarnie
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 8:17:26 AM
woohoo, loved the pic.s! thanks for posting. i kinda actually LIKE the kiddie swings. you just dont see that kind of improvision much anymore. the cords dont bother me a bit as thats what i broke in with and still see on a regular basis. hooray for a CARNIVAL instead of a corporation!
An end, even with terror, is better than terror without end. F.Neitzsche
captflash
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 6:01:36 PM
carrie barthlemuew...... show was out of misouri
her and esther sperione was good friends
she would play jonesborro with esther carl mathis would send some stuff
more early 70's
ringmaster
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:11:19 PM
Met her once while she was visiting Miss Ester in 1976. I thought her show was out of Joplin.
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Originally posted by captflash

carrie barthlemuew...... show was out of misouri
her and esther sperione was good friends
she would play jonesborro with esther carl mathis would send some stuff
more early 70's


alibiguyny
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 3:14:01 PM
scotty who owned american beauty was out of perryville mo. we bought 2 hamptons and his 3 abreast chance mgr and some support equiptment back in the day. he had a son named randy who was a real good ride guy and refurbisher... just no personality...
i dont smell em i just tell em......