Karrell Fox Cover Portrait 1947

    Cover Portrait for Karrell Fox in 1947   From the October, 1947 edition of TOPS Magazine. “By this time you’ve probably noticed that its Karrell Fox. “His Royal Slyness, King of Korn” on the cover this month The … Continue reading

Karrell Fox at 16

Karrell Fox at age 16     From a 1944 issue of TOPS magazine. KARRELL FOX SERVES MAGIC “Here is a feature story which made fine pub­licity for a young Magician who, when not conjuring, helps his dad run a … Continue reading

Harry Blackstone in Three Rivers

HARRY BLACKSTONE SR.   From the Sturgis Journal newspaper, June 11, 1931: “A crowd lined the Wood Street Bridge and the banks of the river saw Harry Blackstone make his escape from a nailed casket lowered 14 feet into the … Continue reading

Minstrel Show Change 1940

LIONS CLUB MINSTREL SHOW CHANGED TO TUESDAY   From the Colon Express newspaper, October 31, 1940: “The date of the Lions Club Minstrel Show has been changed from Friday night, November 8, to Tuesday night, November 5th.  This change was … Continue reading

Lamore’s and Watson in Lions Minstrel 1940

THE LAMORE’S AND MONK WATSON ASSIST IN LIONS MINSTREL   From the Colon Express newspaper, October 24, 1940: “The script is written, the rehearsals are under way, and the Lions Club Minstrel, to be presented at Hill’s Opera House on … Continue reading

4th Of July in Colon, 1906; Monk Watson

The 4th of July in Colon, About 1906-‘07   From the July 6, 1977 Colon Express; signed Monk Watson, HDQ Co. 125th Inf., 32nd Red Arrow Div., World War I:  “The day would start with some of the Old Soldiers, … Continue reading

Monk Remembers Colon

Monk Watson’s Memories of Colon “I guess if I tried to recall a lot of the rather interesting things that have happened to me right here in Colon over the years, and I mean over the years. I’ve been around … Continue reading

Surgery for Neil Foster

Feature by John Sherwood about Neil Foster       Published August 9, 1981, in the Battle Creek (MI) Enquirer: “Early inspiration lured Foster to lifetime in magic. About 1929, one of the great touring magicians of the day, the … Continue reading

Neil Foster by John Sherwood 1981

Feature by John Sherwood about Neil Foster       Published August 9, 1981, in the Battle Creek (MI) Enquirer: “Early inspiration lured Foster to lifetime in magic. About 1929, one of the great touring magicians of the day, the … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth II & Neil Foster

Reflections By Neil Foster     Published June 16, 1977, The Battle Creek Enquirer: “Magician Neil Foster of Colon (the Magic Capitol of the World) had cause to look on the Silver Jubilee celebration for Queen Elizabeth II of England … Continue reading