Orton Brothers Circus in United States


Orton Brothers Circus
Hero 1916.
Hero 1916.

Typecircus

Owner -: Miles Orton
1854-1862: Hiram Orton
Founded1854
Opened for public1854
Closed down1932
Place Ortonville
Country United States

Directors: R. Z. Orton (director)

Key People: Sarah Orton (animal trainer)
-: Norman Orton (artist)
-: Gordon Orton (artist)
-: Myron Orton (artist)
-: Nellie Orton (artist)
-1932: Bayard Orton (artist)
-1932: Grace Orton (artist)
-1932: Vernon Liedtke (artist)
1860: W. W. Cole (artist)
1860: Mary Cooke (artist)

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Head keepers
of elephants
-1916: Henry Newton
(elephant trainer)

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Description

Orton Brothers Circus, in Ortonville, United States , was founded in 1854, opened for public in 1854. Orton Brothers Circus closed down in 1932.


Comments / picturesOrton Brothers Circus in United States United+States
Personnel of the old Miles Orton Circus outside a tent in their 1891-92 New Orleans quarters.

Orton Brothers Circus in United States United+States
R. Z. Orton with elephant Hero

Orton Brothers Circus in United States United+StatesThe bull Hero, who was shot in Elkton, 1916.

1932: At this time, the Great Depression made it difficult for most people to afford buying tickets for the circus and, in 1932, the Orton Brothers Circus was forced to close.


References for records about Orton Brothers Circus

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Orton Brothers Circus, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=621. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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