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Hubert Castle
Hubert Castle
TitleHubert Castle
SubjectBloomington, Illinois; Circus Acts
DescriptionBorn on an Oklahoma farm as Hal Smith, Hubert Castle ran away to join the circus at age fourteen. Pat Valdo gave him the name Hubert Castle and the Ringling Brothers Circus featured him as an Englishman. ""He was known for his somersaults, handstands, and unicycle tricks, all on the wire.""" target="_top">
SourcePeople, Circus Acts; Illinois Picture File 158
Digitization SpecificationsHP Scanjet 4070 Photosmart Scanner with HP Software
RightsThis image may be used freely, with attribution, for research, study and educational purposes. For permission to publish, distribute, or use this image for any other purpose, please contact the Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive St., P.O. Box 3308, Bloomington, IL 61702-3308. Phone: 309.828.6091; Email:
CollectionBloomington Normal Local History Resources (Illinois Wesleyan University/Bloomington Public Library)
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