Sarasota in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Circus Ring of Fame
The brainchild of Harold Ward and Gus Bell, it became one of the most acclaimed flying return acts of its day. At its peak in the 1950s, it included nine members performing three abreast on triple wide rigging. In a demonstration of high precision acrobatics aloft, it ended each performance with all nine members in the air simultaneously, executing three passing leaps in unison.
Erected by Nikki Theisinger, Rodney Bell and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment.
Location. 27° 19.091′ N, 82° 34.607′ 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 St Armands Circle, Sarasota FL 34236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Charly Baumann (here, next to this marker); Josephine Berosini (here, next to this marker); Struppi Hanneford (here, next to this marker); The Bertinis (here, next to this marker); Victoria Unus "La Toria" (here, next to this marker); Lalage (here, next to this marker); Count Roberto de Vasconcellos (here, next to this marker); The Clarke Family (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
Regarding Ward-Bell Flyers. 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 27, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.