Bernard Pooler Obituary

*** Obituary from 1963, (Exact date unknown): Bernard E. Pooler – Death struck suddenly, to claim the life of Bernard Pooler, age 59, one of Colon’s most prominent citizens. Mr. Pooler was formerly the editor and publisher of The Colon … Continue reading

The Magic Carpet Bar 1963

      Memories of Colon!   In an interesting note I found in the Abbott Magic TOPS magazine; Karrell Fox made this comment in August of 1963: “When lunch time came Neil (Foster) and Recil (Bordner) took me to Colon’s newest … Continue reading

Abbott’s Get-Together 1964 by Monk Watson

    The 1964 Abbott’s Get Together     From Abbott’s TOPS Magazine, October 1964; by Monk Watson: ”The big show is over, or was it the big shows … really I’m not back to normal yet, but I hope to … Continue reading

Jack Gwynne’s Magic Carpet; 1963

     Jack Gwynne’s Magic Carpet!   From Abbott’s TOPS Magazine, October 1963: (Editor’s note: This story took place in Calcutta, India during World War II. Jack Gwynne, a prominent member of the U.S.O., was flying around the world on his … Continue reading

Cover Portrait Of Jack Gwynne   From Abbott’s TOPS Magazine, August 1961; by Robert Parrish: ”The best general magic act in the last decades of American vaudeville was that of Jack Gwynne and Company. Other top magic acts of the … Continue reading

Howard “Mel” Melson by Gene Gordon

Howard Melson, Gone But Never Forgotten   From TOPS Magazine, January 1961, by Gene Gordon:  “Magicians are always intimating that the spirits do return to the scenes of their past triumphs. If such a thing is possible, then our new … Continue reading

Recil Bordner on Magic Capital of the World

From TOPS Magazine, January 1961, by Recil Bordner: “I am assuming that everyone knows how Lester Lake came to give Colon the title of THE MAGIC CAPITOL OF THE WORLD, and how I came to buy half interest in this … Continue reading

Abbott’s Magic in 1936

Abbott’s Magic in 1936     From The “TOPS” Magazine, December 1936, by Sid Lorraine: “ The first thing I must rave about, this month, is the Abbott Canadian Branch. This is the first time in many, many years the … Continue reading

Colon Businesses, 1932

Historical Society Notes on 1932   Among the contents of the Colon Express building was a list of businesses in 1932. Determining the locations has not been so easy. “Ethan J. Adams, Lakeview Creamery, Phone 212 (located at the corner … Continue reading

Inez Blackstone & Marquis Troupe 1930

Inez Blackstone Will Pilot Marquis Troupe   From The Colon Express Newspaper, September 11, 1930, courtesy of the Colon Community Historical Society: “Marquis, the Magician, will commence his new season the second week in September, with the opening spot not … Continue reading