Sarasota in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Circus Ring Of Fame
No animal trainer has created the same element of suspense as Mabel Stark did when she entered the steel arena, carrying only a small buggy whip and a short stick. The authority of her voice and force of her personality controlled 21 tigers and lions.
Billed as the “Tiger Queen,” she was the first woman to ever train tigers. Her most famous feat involved a routine in which she wrestled a full-grown tiger. This was her trademark throughout her 51-year career.
Erected by Ernestine and Parley Baer and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation.
Location. 27° 19.087′ N, 82° 34.611′ 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: 400 St Armands Cir, 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); La Tosca (here, next to this Lalage (here, next to this marker); Victoria Unus "La Toria" (here, next to this marker); Struppi Hanneford (here, next to this marker); Lillian Leitzel (a few steps from this marker); Fred and Ella Bradna (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 Mabel Stark. 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 26, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Animals • Entertainment • Women
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 44 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.