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Guy Clevenger (1941-2013)
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The mechanical scenes preserved and restored by Guy Clevenger (deceased), originally created by Emil P. Faustman from Aurora, NE, have a storied past. Mr. Faustman began in 1892 creating both historical and then carnival scenes. He placed the tabloids in a 58' trailer. In 1929 Emil and some of his friends began taking the trailer to fairs and festivals in the Midwest.

Guy had seen the mechanical scenes in action at one of these fairs and later found the trailer abandoned at a junk yard in MO.

In 1979 Mr. Clevenger, at 37 years old, purchased the deteriorated, forgotten mechanical scenes of Faustman. Through the next two years Guy and sometimes his son Neal slowly restored each of the hundreds of figures and reworked all the pulleys, belts, and mechanical operations to create working "shows" again. Guy put the historical scenes in one trailer and the carnival in a smaller trailer. Guy and Ginger took the scenes to events like the Kansas State Fair and Mulvane Old Soldier & Sailors Days.

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