Sarasota in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Circus Ring of Fame
He was the first American showman to gain international fame with Tom Thumb, the world’s smallest man and Jumbo, the world’s largest elephant. With James A. Bailey he launched the Barnum & Bailey Circus whose success was largely due to Barnum’s genius for advertising and publicity which was and is the lifeblood of all circuses.
Erected by Allan C. Hill Entertainment Corp. and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Entertainment • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 27° 19.134′ N, 82° 34.646′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of St Armands Circle and North Boulevard of the Presidents 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 marker); Albert Rix Clyde Beatty (here, next to this marker); The Flying Palacios (here, next to this marker); The Five Ringling Brothers (here, next to this marker); Merle Evans (here, next to this marker); Irvin Feld and Kenneth Feld (here, next to this marker); Lou Jacobs (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 . . . Circus Ring of Fame Foundation. (Submitted on March 24, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 60 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.