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The Five Ringling Brothers

Circus Ring Of Fame

 
 
The Five Ringling Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
1. The Five Ringling Brothers Marker
Inscription.  
Albert, Otto, Alfred, Charles and John. Beginning with a small wagon show they rose over the years to the peak of the circus world. Their crowning achievement came when they bought their chief rival – Barnum & Bailey. Upon combining it with their own thriving circus, they created an enduring institution known as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, “The Greatest Show On Earth”.

Friends of the Ringlings

 
Erected by Friends of the Ringlings and the Circus Ring of Fame.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEntertainmentIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 27° 19.136′ N, 82° 34.644′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of St Armands Circle and North Boulevard of the Presidents, on the left when traveling west on St Armands Circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 St Armands Circle, Sarasota FL 34236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain William Heyer (here, next to this
The Five Ringling Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
2. The Five Ringling Brothers Marker
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marker); P.T. Barnum (here, next to this marker); Albert Rix (here, next to this marker); Clyde Beatty (here, next to this marker); The Flying Palacios (a few steps from this marker); Merle Evans (a few steps from this marker); Irvin Feld and Kenneth Feld (a few steps from this marker); Lou Jacobs (a few steps from 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 . . .  Circus Ring of Fame Foundation. (Submitted on March 22, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Sectional view which includes The Five Ringling Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
3. Sectional view which includes The Five Ringling Brothers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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