I am interested in finding out some information on E J Straight, one of the circus owners. Can you tell me something about him and which circus he owned? I don’t know if I am spelling his name correct or not. It may be E J Strait. Thanks for your help.
This person is seeking James E. Strates – the owner of James Strates Shows, a large carnival, in fact the last railroad carnival in the United States. The offices of the show are located in Orlando, Florida. The winter quarters for the train and physical properties is Taft, Florida. The family is Greek and originally from the Elmira area of NY State. The show was started in the 1920’s and first called Southern Tier Shows. The show has been playing many of its fairs for over fifty seasons. (Syracuse, N.Y. as an example).
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