1928 Show Schedule

This is the actual schedule the Engford Family Shows followed during the spring/summer/fall of 1928. A performance line-up is presented here also.

1928 Schedule

April 21, 1928 Plain, Ill
Oswego
Naperville
Roselle
W Chicago
Geneva
Maple Park
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Rochelle
Ashton
Oregon
Bryon
Pesontica
Lena
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Warren
Darlington Wis
Shullsberg
Cuba City
Belmont
Lancaster
May 13 Sun.
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Fennimore
Bloomington
Cassville
Bagley
Prairie du Chein
Wauzeka
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Boscobel
Gays Mills
Solders Grove
Readstown
La Farge
Viroqua
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Coon Valley
Ontario
Wilton
Tomah
Sparta
Bangor
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Holmen
Taylor
Hixton
Fairchild
Merriland
Neilsville
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Greenwood
Spencer
Abbotsford
Ogema
Prentice
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June 17
Hawkins
Ladysmith
Weyerhauser
Barron
Amery
Baldwin
Sunday June 24
White Bear Lake Minn.
Forrest Lake
Elk River
Princeton
Foreston
Agivile
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July 1-2, Onamia
July 3-4, Crosby
Pilager
Pequiot
Pine River
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Walker
La Porte
Ten Strike
Black Duck
Northome
Kelliher
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Big Falls
Little Fork
Ranier
Ray
Orr
Cook
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Lower
Gilbert
July 26
Poplar Wis
Brule
Mason
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Marengo
Saxon
Aug 1
Wakefield Mich.
Berland
Ewen
Ontonagon
Moss
South Range
Chassel
Baraga
Negaunee
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Gwinn
Chatham
Rapid River
Garden
Gould City
Trout Lake
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St Ignace
Mackinaw City
Pellston
Alanson
Bayne City
Aug. 25 Sat.
Mancelona
Kalkoska
South Boardmann
Mauton
Lake City
Marion
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Sept. 2
Reid City
Baldwin
White Cloud
Newaygo
Howard City
Lake View
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Stanton
Carson City
Portland
Mason
Stockbridge
Chelsea
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Manchester
Tecumseh
Blissfield
Sept. 20
Delta Ohio
Stryker
Holgate
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Deshler
Maeomo
Ottawa
Payne
Hicksville
Waterloo Ind.
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Oct. 1
Egerton
Pioneer
Reading Mich
Litchfield
Constantine
Vicksberg
Wakaransand Ind
N Liberty
Kouts
Lowell
Beacher Ill
Frankfurt
Close Oct. 13

Performance Line Up

Here is a sample line up. It is not clear which year this represent. But, more then just the Engford Family Act is involves. Several more Acts are incorporated into the evening's performance.

Introduce Candy Sales --------------------------------- 8:00
Introductory Speech------------------------------------- 8:14
Act No. 1. Musical Opening -Banjos-Guitar-&-Drums Family 8:15 -- 4 min.
Act No. 2. Great Harold, Balancing Posturist Harry 8:19 -- 11 min.
Act No. 3. Mamie McShane - Monolog & Song Florence 8:30 -- 9 min.
Act No. 4. Clown Alley Tooth Pulling 3 Clowns 8:39 -- 2 min.
Act No. 5. Musical Review; Accordion-Violin-Guitar-Drums-Singing & Dancing Family 8:41 -- 18 min.
Act No. 6. Swinging Slack Wire Novelty Dick 8:59 -- 10 min
Act No. 7. Forges Bros. Acrobatic Clown Act 5&2 Clowns 9:09 -- 10 min.
Act No. 8. Buddy; Wire Walking & Tricks Buddy 9:19 -- 5 min.
Act No. 9. Traps & Loop Walking George 9:24 -- 4 min.
Act No. 10. Photograph Gallery Clowns Clowns 9:28 -- 3 min.
Act No. 11. Harry Roberts Troupe Family 9:31 -- 9 min.
Act No. 12. Barber Shop Act Clowns 9:40 -- 6 min.
Conclusion of Performance---------------------------- 9:46
Performance running a total of 1 hour 31 minutes  

The performers are as follows: Family -- Robert, Amanda, Harry, Florence; Forges Bros. -- Robert & Harry; Dick is unknown at this time; George Collins was Boss Canvasman (took care of the tent setup) on Engford Family Shows. He also was an aerialist, Fire-eater and Sword-swallower.

Buddy is the Engford Family dog. His costume was found stuffed into a wall while the house was undergoing restoration.

     

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