Ennis C. "Tex" Helm

Inducted: 1987

ENNIS C. “TEX” HELM (1903-1982) set a world record by photographing Carlsbad Caverns National Park with 2400 flashbulbs. Earlier in life, he was a photographer on the Oklahoman and Times. His career expanded into newsreels, a step that took him around the world seven times and included him on the expeditions of Erie Stanley Gardner and Adm. Richard Byrd. After retirement in New Mexico, he wrote Patience, a book focusing on his life in Oklahoma.