photos1.blogger.com/blogger2/7219/2714/1600/Bear_Trainer031.1.jpg "...One day, around 1915, the bear trainer with his two great bears came walking into Orlando along the B & O tracks thate ran beside Oil Creek, on hhis way to Charleston. It must have been quite a spectacle with the neighborhood dogs, fine hunting dogs that the were, barking and worrying the bears and the bear trainer fending them off with his trainer's stick. The trainer had a heavy Eastern European accent and the bears did tricks. We don't know how long they stayed in Orlando but we can see they they certainly drew a crowd. Lee Morrison, Orlando's professional photographer, took the photo.
Dick Skinner's Wagon Restaurant is in the background. (This photo explains why it was called the Wagon.)
On porch, l-r, Bill Foster, Nathan Parmer, George Ed Bennett
From far lt, Tom Scarff, Lloyd Skinner, a salesman or "drummer" whose name is unknown, Lawrence Dyer, the next young man is unknown, the bear trainer whose name is unknown, Mike Thomas, Coy "Frank" Henline, Charlie Skinner, Erse "Pid" Henline, E. R. "Heater" Henline..." orlandostonesoup.blogspot.com/2006_10_01_archive.html
"Surrounded by salmon, this young grizzly still was having trouble getting enough to eat. The bear sat down in a pool in British Columbia’s Knight Inlet, where “the water was just too deep and the fish too aware of its presence,” says Scarrow, who captured the scene from a viewing platform directly above. “It’s rare to have nature arrange itself in such an organized manner,” he says, adding that the bear later moved to shallow water where it had better luck"