thunderbolt85
Friday, May 15, 2020 2:27:51 PM
Came across this name today and remember it from AB years ago, never saw the show, but wanted to know any history anyone could provide on it like what rides they carried, what was the route like, and what happened to them.

Thanks in advance.
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ridejocky
Friday, May 15, 2020 3:57:46 PM
Sorry, can't help, only shows I've worked on were Shaw & Sons, Atlas Greater and Strates.

Booked out to a few others

Ride the Zipper?
indianacarnie
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:06:12 PM
Ledel Shows mostly played out west, mainly Texas. Midsize but as with so many shows as a jointee I never paid much attention to their rides. Played a few spots with them ..... 83 was it? Somewhere around there anyway. Spring spots so nothing really stands out in my memory with them. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
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bigjlh
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:40:51 PM
Thunderbolt,I rememberthat show
from a while ago here in texas,had some decent stockshow spots,mid-size show with the regular line up.they played out in new mexico also.had a diver,reverchon himalaya,basic line up.think they there roots started with bill hames shows iirc.think they folded or sold out,in the early 2000,s ok then thanks bigjlh.
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Saturday, May 23, 2020 11:59:31 AM
Bill Hames Shows The Original show was left to Mr. Hames two grandsons.

Gene Ledel and Buster Brown. They each got a unit. Brown kept the name BHS and Ledel changed it to his name.

GLS no long exist and the BHS is now known as Carnival Americana. (Hardly hear or see of this show)

Buster Brown is Mary Talley's Father Talley Amusements.
itsapartytx
Sunday, April 18, 2021 1:32:38 AM
I was a teenager, my friends and I always helped set up and tear down the carnivals that came through. It was usually either Gene Ledell Shows or Pride of Texas that came though here, but I do remember GLS.