Advertisement from Sylacauga,AL 1909
The Red Men of this city have made arrangements with the great metropolitan shows and will hold a carnival, either on the streets or some vacant lot as best suits the business people and officials of the city. The carnival company will arrive next Sunday and the shows will be open to the public Monday night. From the time the beautiful electric illumination is turned on until “Saturday night there will be one continual round of pleasure and good fellowship. The company carries the Royal Italian Band who appears in concerts every evening and night.
For a chief free attraction they offer Velare, in the most sensational, thrilling and death defying act ever attempted. This young athlete astride a bicycle comes down an 80 foot incline at the speed of an express train; reaching a precipice 40 feet from the ground he throws himself from the wheel and sails through space landing in a tank 60 feet away, which contains bur four feet of water.
The show carries 10 pay attractions and they are so varied in their making that everybody will be able to pick out some that will please their particular fancy.
There can be seen, the old plantation with 14 happy darkies, singing, dancing, comedians and cake walkers.