Lenny Gault

| October 31, 2016

When I was managing Lakemont Park in 1988, I came across a singer who at first appearance  did not impress me, but after his audition his country voice literally dumfounded me. He was as good as any country singer I have ever heard. I asked myself how could this be. The late Lenny Gault came from […]

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Four Cousins

| October 31, 2016

Thompson Amusement Park it’s name before it became Lakemont Park. Although I believe that Thompson Bros supplied the rides only and that Lakemont Park may have been built by the city of Altoona, P.A. The park itself is over one hundred years old and carries a tremendous amount of history. The photo above are of four cousins of […]

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Thompson Bros Lakemont Park

| October 31, 2016

 1950,s Thompson Bros owned Lakemont Park, Altoona, Pa. In this photo bull plates being unloaded. The bull plats or plate forms are what the Tilt A Whirl tubes ride on. Each tube has two wheels which ride on a circular track. The Tilt A Whirl to this day is still a favored ride at amusement parks […]

Workers Needed

| October 29, 2016

George Mathews, Great London Circus 1974. As seen here in this ad, Sid Kellner needed help. He had booked a petty good season and was ready to start out on his tour but as luck would have it, there was no help. Sid had all of his performers, which almost included us with the chimp act, but […]

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Native American Show

| October 27, 2016

This photo is of the Indian village at Ocean View Amusement Park, Norfolk, Va. The information that follows was sent to me via email from Joe Leatherman. I think you will find it very interesting. I know that I did because it most likely the last place that Tex Orton and his family worked at. The Orton […]

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Tex Orton 1

| October 27, 2016

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Tex Orton 2

| October 27, 2016

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Tex Orton 3

| October 27, 2016

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Tex Orton 4

| October 27, 2016

 

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