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Henry Ringling North

Circus Ring Of Fame

 
 
Henry Ringling North Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
1. Henry Ringling North Marker
Inscription.  

Along with his brother, Ring of Fame inductee John Ringling North, he was co-owner of the RBBB Show from 1936-1967, overseeing much of the management of the circus, and acted as consultant to the show after its sale to the Felds. He deferred the showmanship part of the business to John. Henry served in the Navy during WWII, earning a Silver Star. He is credited with naming one of Ringling’s biggest attractions, Gargantua. He became an Irish citizen in the 60’s. His son John Ringling North II, is owner and operator of the Kelly Miller Circus, a favorite of American fans to this day. He hopes his father’s legacy will be remembered in the Ring of Fame.
Shirley and John Ringling North II

 
Erected 2017 by Shirley and John Ringling North II and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 27° 19.081′ N, 82° 34.622′ W. Marker is in Sarasota
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, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of St Armands Circle and South Boulevard of the Presidents, on the left when traveling east on St Armands Circle. Marker is located on the south area of St. Armands Circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Cucciolo (here, next to this marker); Tito Gaona and Family (here, next to this marker); The Derrick Rosaire Family (here, next to this marker); The Nelson Family (here, next to this marker); Emmett Kelly (here, next to this marker); The Cristiani Family (here, next to this marker); William and Barbara Woodcock (a few steps from this marker); La Norma (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
 
Regarding Henry Ringling North. 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 . . .
1. The Circus Ring of Fame. (Submitted on March 24, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
2. Gargantua. (Submitted on April 3, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.)
Henry Ringling North Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
2. Henry Ringling North Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 24, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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