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The Clarke Family

Circus Ring of Fame

 
 
The Clarke Family Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
1. The Clarke Family Marker
Inscription.  

The Clarke Family arrived from England in 1903 to appear with Barnum and Bailey. Besides the family riding act, Ernest and Charles had a two-man flying act called the Clarkonians. Considered the greatest English aerialist, Ernest was the first man to perform the triple somersault regularly. The superb brother team was a headline feature with Ringling Bros. from 1906 to 1926. The Clarke Family continued to perform for six generations.
The Parley Baer Family

 
Erected by The Parley Baer Family and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment.
 
Location. 27° 19.088′ N, 82° 34.61′ 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 east on St Armands Circle. Marker is located on the south area of St Armands Circle. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Armands Circle, Sarasota FL 34236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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within walking distance of this marker. Count Roberto de Vasconcellos (here, next to this marker); Lalage (here, next to this marker); Mabel Stark (here, next to this marker); Victoria Unus "La Toria" (here, next to this marker); Struppi Hanneford (here, next to this marker); Antoinette Concello (here, next to this marker); Charly Baumann (here, next to this marker); La Tosca (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
 
Regarding The Clarke Family. 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 . . .  . (Submitted on March 25, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
The Clarke Family Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
2. The Clarke Family Marker
A wide view including The Clarke Family Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
3. A wide view including The Clarke Family Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   3. submitted on March 26, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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