Getting Ready

June 14, 1974, before the first performance of the Franzen Bros. Circus. Chris Pehoski and Mike Pesheski, both sons of Polish potato farmers and former shop students of Wayne Franzen’s at Stevens Point Area Senior High School, wire the ring curb with red and yellow lights. In the background, the tumblers move the trampoline out of the ring. Wayne bought the trampoline bed for a small amount of money ($25?, $50?) and designed and welded the rest of the trampoline himself. The tumblers were always a little nervous about it!

circus ring preparations

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