The Clark Family

| March 21, 2012

The Clark family were on the Tom Mix Circus in 1936. They were jugglers and also did an aerial act of some sort. Comment by Randy Runyon.


Tom Mix Circus Cowboy

| June 30, 2010

Special cowboy movie stars such as Tom Mix often appeared with many of our great circuses and would spend several weeks on the road with them until it came time to shoot another western. Tom was one of many along with Tim McCoy. Ken Maynard, Duncan Reynaldo …. to name a few that were featured […]


Tom Mix

| January 11, 2010

This portrait photo was given to the press for the Tom Mix ads for the Sells Floto Circus 1931.


Tom Mix …the Cowboy and Circus Man

| July 20, 2009

Tom Mix was a cowboy hero of the silver screen and radio. He even became a circus owner. In 1933 he created the Tom Mix Circus and Wild West Show. Going back in history, Thomas Hezikah Mix was born on January 6, 1880 in a rural area called Mix Run, Cameron County, Pa. His parents were Edwin and […]


Jack Wright….. A True American Cowboy

| May 3, 2009

This is Jack Wright  in his early 20’s. This picture is his first professional photo. Jack was born October 15, 1891 in Hazen, Arkansas. He died June 8, 1973 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. His father was Samuel Taylor Wright and his mother was Lucy Elizabeth Wright. Jack’s career started very early in his  life. He grew up […]


Cowboy’s of the Circus

| March 25, 2009

Most of the large circuses  had an after show. They had a guest star and the most popular were the cowboy heroes of the silver screen. Ken Maynard was the star of the after show of Cole Bros. Circus. Other stars like Tom Mix and Hop-along Cassidy owned their own circuses. The Cisco Kid and Leo Carreo were guest […]