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Jumbo

Circus Ring of Fame

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

Arguably the most famous elephant in history was brought to America from England by none other than famed showman P.T. Barnum in 1882. Cared for by trusted companion and keeper Mathew “Scotty” Scott, Jumbo was an African bush elephant and stood just over 11’ tall, weighing over six tons. Jumbo was revered by those who loved him at the London Zoo, and admired by an estimated twenty million adults and children during his 4 years touring with the circus. Jumbo’s legacy has contributed to our overall history and his name has entered the vernacular to represent most anything extra-large or oversized. It is appropriate that he becomes the Ring of Fame’s first animal honoree, and may forever be known as “the children’s favorite”.
Herta Klauser Cuneo

 
Erected 2016 by Herta Klauser Cuneo and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEntertainment.
 
Location. 27° 19.102′ N, 82° 34.602′ 
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W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of St Armands Circle and Fillmore Drive, on the left when traveling east on St Armands Circle. Marker is located on the east 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. Jean “Tarzan” Zerbini (here, next to this marker); Hamid Family (here, next to this marker); Kenny Dodd (here, next to this marker); The Three Atayde Brothers (here, next to this marker); Charles Schlarbaum (here, next to this marker); Tony Steele (here, next to this marker); Ward Hall (here, next to this marker); Manuel “Junior” Ruffin (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
 
Regarding Jumbo. 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 28, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Jumbo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
2. Jumbo Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 5, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   2. submitted on April 6, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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