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Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum

Born Bethel, CT 1810

 
 
Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2013
1. Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum Marker
Inscription.  “I was born and reared in an atmosphere of merriment my natural bias was developed and strengthened by the associations of my youth; and I feel myself entitled to record the sayings and doings of the wags and eccentricities of Bethel because they partly explain the causes which have made me what I am.”
 
Erected 2010 by Bethel Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 22.271′ N, 73° 24.827′ W. Marker is in Bethel, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Greenwood Avenue (Connecticut Route 302) and Library Place, on the right when traveling west on Greenwood Avenue. Located in front of the Bethel Public Library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel CT 06801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethel Railway Station - 1912 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of All Bethel Veterans (about 400 feet away); Bethel Soldier’s Memorial (about 600 feet away); Bethel World War I Monument
Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2013
2. Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum Marker
(about 700 feet away); Bethel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Danbury World War II Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); Plumtrees Honor Roll (approx. 1.7 miles away); Plumtrees School (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethel.
 
Also see . . .  P.T. Barnum on Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 3, 2013, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Barnum's Big Top Circus image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2013
3. Barnum's Big Top Circus
( panel on the side of the base )
Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2013
4. Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2013, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2013, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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