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William (“Cap”) Curtis

Circus Ring Of Fame

 
 
William (“Cap”) Curtis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
1. William (“Cap”) Curtis Marker
Inscription.  Although comparatively unknown to the general public, he is a legendary figure of the circus who mechanized and modernized many of its daily operations. His inventions helped the circus move from town to town on schedule and with fewer laborers. For over 50 years he was a master of circus logistics.
William F. Hill

 
Erected by William F. Hill and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 27° 19.094′ N, 82° 34.659′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of St Armands Circle and John Ringling Boulevard, on the left when traveling south on St Armands Circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 St Armands Circle, Jacksonville FL 32236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hubert Castle (here, next to this marker); James A. Bailey (here, next to this marker); Alexis Brothers (here, next to this marker); Gunther Gebel-Williams
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(here, next to this marker); Allan C. Hill (here, next to this marker); Elly Ardelty (here, next to this marker); The Loyal-Repensky Troupe (here, next to this marker); Otto Griebling (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
 
More about this marker. The "Circus Ring Of Fame" recognizes those persons who made a significant contribution to the art and culture of the circus. With dozens of inductees from around the world. The Ring Of Fame began in 1986 as a way to honor world famous circus performers and the rich circus heritage of the Sarasota, Florida area.
 
Also see . . .  . (Submitted on March 22, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
William (“Cap”) Curtis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
2. William (“Cap”) Curtis Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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