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The Stephenson Family

Circus Ring Of Fame

 
 
The Stephenson Family Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
1. The Stephenson Family Marker
Inscription.  During the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s this English family’s highly charged dog act became one of the most popular attractions ever to command center ring on Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. In addition to Lucy, the family’s matriarch, the act included daughters Florence and Diana, sons Patrick, Frank, and William. Lucy’s brother-in-law. Harry, and as many as 22 talented canines. A versatile, talented family, the Stephensons also doubled up, appearing as “The Riding Saxons” on the same bills as the dog act in an outstanding display of horsemanship.
 
Erected by Clive and Lucy Cobb and the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsEntertainmentWomen.
 
Location. 27° 19.108′ N, 82° 34.603′ W. Marker is in Sarasota, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is at the intersection of St. Armands Circle and John Ringling Boulevard (Florida Route 789), on the left when traveling north on St. Armands Circle. Marker is located on the
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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. Pedro Reis (here, next to this marker); Dime Wilson Family (here, next to this marker); Terry Cavaretta & The Flying Cavarettas (here, next to this marker); Bello Nock (here, next to this marker); John Pugh (here, next to this marker); Dieter Tasso (here, next to this marker); George Scott (here, next to this marker); Tino Wallenda-Zoppe (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sarasota.
 
Regarding The Stephenson Family. 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 . . .  The Circus Ring of Fame. (Submitted on April 2, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
The Stephenson Family Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, February 27, 2020
2. The Stephenson Family Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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