“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Sheboygan in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Seils–Sterling Circus

Seils–Sterling Circus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
1. Seils–Sterling Circus Marker
Inscription. Near this site the Lindemann Brothers Circus gave its first performance in 1918. Well established by 1925, the Lindemanns adopted the name Seils-Sterling and their circus became one of the country's greatest motorized shows. In 1937 its 29-week itinerary included stops in 10 states, but the depression of the 1930's led to the end of Seils-Sterling's travels. The final performance was in Iron Mountain, Michigan, July 4, 1938.

In 1965 the Lindemann brothers -- Bill, Al and Pete -- were enshrined in the Circus Hall of Fame at Sarasota, Florida.
Erected 1978 by Seils–Sterling Tent No. 79 Sheboygan, Wisconsin. (Marker Number 243.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 45.046′ N, 87° 42.94′ W. Marker is in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Avenue and North Water Street on Center Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is behind the U.S. Post Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 522 North 9th Street, Sheboygan WI 53081, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fiery Passage (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Home Fleet
Seils–Sterling Circus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
2. Seils–Sterling Circus Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Bustling Shipyards (approx. ¾ mile away); Heroic Seamen (approx. ¾ mile away); Revolutionary War Veteran (approx. 0.9 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1230 (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Phoenix Tragedy (approx. 1.4 miles away); Schooner Gallinipper (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheboygan.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of Wisconsin circus markers.
Also see . . .  Google News Archive. 1935 article from The Milwaukee Journal - Wisconsin Is Home to This Circus. "The Lindermans find themselves owning one of the greatest motor circuses on earth, with 53 trucks, numbers of trailers, 145 people..." (Submitted on June 23, 2010.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 980 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2017, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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