Dan Baker's Travels 1931 and 1932
by Phyl Ralton

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ISBN Number: NA
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 23
Publication Date: 2004
Publisher: Phyllis Ralton

Dan Baker was born in 1889, and in the 1920s and 1930s travelled the fairgrounds with an animal show called at one time 'Dan Baker's Famous Freak Farm'. This included a cow with six legs called Blossom, Tishy the smallest horse, Billy the Bull with a bulldog face, Nancy the sheep with five legs and Nigger the dog with three legs. He also had fairground rides and stalls.

Dan Baker's daughter, Doris Wall, was left with her grandparents when she was aged 11 and 12 so that she could attend school regularly. Her father wrote to her at roughly weekly intervals during school terms. She kept her father's letters and allowed author Phyl Ralton to transcribe them. The letters show the efforts made to keep in touch and the amount of travelling done. The chart at the end of the book uses information in the letters to sketch out Dan Baker's route.

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