Sarasota in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Circus Ring Of Fame
Trained from age 13 at Karl Hagenbeck’s renowned Stellingen Zoo, Albert Rix became one of the World’s foremost authorities on the breeding, care and training of bears. He was featured for many years on Ringling Bros., beginning in 1950 when he came to the U.S. to present a Hagenbeck mixed bear act. Also served as the shows Menagerie Superintendent until leaving to appear in other show’s and to establish Albert Rix Park, a highly regarded facility for the breeding and training of bears.
Maureen Clark/Clark’s Trading Post • Jeanette Rix
Erected 1999 by Eastern States Exposition/Wayne McCary, Maureen Clark/Clark’s Trading Post, Jeanette Rix and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Entertainment.
Location. 27° 19.134′ N, 82° 34.647′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of St Armands Circle and North Boulevard of the 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. Clyde Beatty (here, next to this marker); P.T. Barnum (here, next to this marker); The Flying Palacios (here, next to this marker); Captain William Heyer (here, next to this marker); Merle Evans (here, next to this marker); Irvin Feld and Kenneth Feld (here, next to this marker); The Five Ringling Brothers (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 22, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
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 52 times since then and 8 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.