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“Rogana” – Dora Foster

Circus Ring of Fame

 
 
“Rogana” – Dora Foster Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
1. “Rogana” – Dora Foster Marker
Inscription.  

Dora Foster famously known all over the world as the “Baroness of Balance” who with her unique sword balancing act on a high swaying ladder amazed circus and variety audiences across all continents. Also known as one of The Famous Three Rogge Sisters who graced circuses across Europe.

Rogana performed several times here in America including the Radio City Music Hall, the Ed Sullivan Show as well as Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. Her final performance was at the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies in 1996.
 
Erected 2018 by Friends of Dora Foster “Rogana”.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1996.
 
Location. 27° 19.078′ N, 82° 34.629′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of St. Armands Circle and South Boulevard of the Presidents, on the left when traveling south on St. Armands Circle. Marker is located on the south area of the circle. Touch for map. Marker is
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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. Starless Night (here, next to this marker); Allen Bloom (here, next to this marker); The Fredonias (here, next to this marker); Reggie Armor (here, next to this marker); The Flying Espanas (here, next to this marker); Cedric Walker (here, next to this marker); Charles Robert Sidlow (here, next to this marker); Carla Wallenda (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
 
Regarding “Rogana” – Dora Foster. 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. (Submitted on March 24, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
“Rogana” – Dora Foster Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
2. “Rogana” – Dora Foster Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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