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Fred D. Pfening, Jr.

The Circus Ring of Fame

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

Author, journalist, historian, biographer and lover of all things circus. Friend to trouper and fan alike, his fascination with the circus began as a child and consumed his life for the next seventy-five years, including forty-nine as editor and publisher of Bandwagon, the Journal of the Circus Historical Society. He made it into the world’s most respected and authoritative publication of its type in the nearly 300 issues he created.
His sons, Fred D. Pfening III and Timothy D. Pfening

 
Erected 2015 by His sons, Fred D. Pfening III and Timothy D. Pfening.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment.
 
Location. 27° 19.129′ N, 82° 34.614′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of St Armands Circle and John Ringling Boulevard, on the left when traveling north on St Armands Circle. Marker is located on the northeast area of the circle. Touch for map. Marker
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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. H.S.H. Prince Rainier III of Monaco (here, next to this marker); Jacqueline Zerbini (here, next to this marker); The Therons (here, next to this marker); Charles and Mathias Coronas (here, next to this marker); Pinito del Oro (here, next to this marker); Paul Binder (here, next to this marker); Miguel Vazquez (here, next to this marker); Tim Holst (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
 
Regarding Fred D. Pfening, Jr.. 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 29, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Fred D. Pfening, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
2. Fred D. Pfening, Jr. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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