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La Tosca

Circus Ring Of Fame

 
 
La Tosca Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
1. La Tosca Marker
Inscription.  Of the few women to perform on the bounding rope only Tosca Canestrell ever executed the backward double somersault. Born to a famed circus family, she debuted at nine on Ringling Bros. At 16, she was crowned “Queen Of The Circus” by Frank Buck and began seven years of featured appearances on the Greater Olympic Circus at the Chicago Stadium. In her 25 year career she starred on such circuses as Hamid-Morton, Tom Packs, Barnes-Carruthers and many shrine shows.
 
Erected by Alberto Atayde and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation.
 
Location. 27° 19.086′ N, 82° 34.612′ 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 the 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. Antoinette Concello (here, next to this marker); Mabel Stark (here, next to this marker); Lillian Leitzel
La Tosca Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
2. La Tosca Marker
(here, next to this marker); La Norma (here, next to this marker); Fred and Ella Bradna (here, next to this marker); Lalage (here, next to this marker); Victoria Unus "La Toria" (a few steps from this marker); Struppi Hanneford (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
 
Regarding La Tosca. 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 26, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: EntertainmentWomen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2020. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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