Sunday, February 6, 2011

Chuckles the Clown at the Belair Shopping Center, August, 1973

Chuckles the Clown gave a performance to a group of kids outside Pantry Pride in the Belair Shopping Center in August, 1973.

The pictures below include the only photo that I've come across so far of the Belair Shopping Center turtle. There have been numerous claims, including a column in the Bowie Blade-News, that the turtle that was once in the Belair Shopping Center is the same turtle that is now in the playground at Allen Pond (read more here). This photo should put those claims to rest.

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The front of Pantry Pride is over Chuckles left shoulder.

One boy would rather play on the turtle than watch the clown show.

A close-up of the turtle.

These pictures were posted as part of the Bowie Blade Pic Project, I've been posting pictures taken by Arnie Miles for the Bowie Blade between 1973 and 1975.

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