Tex Orton: This photo was taken in the early 1950′s and at that time the Ortons were working fairs and the Tom Pack Circus, I understand. Tex and his family were on the 101 Ranch Wild West Circus in 1945 and part of 1946. Even as a kid I realized just how good his act was. His skill with whips, ropes. throwing knifes, as well as a rifle marksmen may have made him the best in his time.
The Kolozsys were touring Europe in the early 1950,s at the time of this photo. When the Kolozsy family came to this country they began working with such circuses as Tom Pack, Howard Suesz, George Hamid, Hubert Castle, Bearse & Barnes, Garden Bros.