Near Poynette in Columbia County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
In Baraboo the Ringling Brothers' World Greatest Shows began in 1884, followed by the five Gollmar Brothers' Circus in 1891. Each of the communities on the map was the home of at least one circus. Today, thousands of items recalling the exciting and colorful history of the circus are preserved in a vast complex 15 miles from here, at Baraboo's Circus World Museum, opened by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin in 1959.
Erected 1971 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 178.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 25.535′ N, 89° 28.635′ W. Marker is near Poynette, Wisconsin, in Columbia County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 90-94 2½ miles west of County Highway CS, on the right when traveling west Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Poynette WI 53955, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans of the American Revolution Memorial Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Highway (about 300 feet away); Rest Areas on the I-Roads (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wallis Rowan and His Cabin (approx. 4½ miles away); John Muir View (approx. 5.2 miles away); St. Mary's of the Pines (approx. 5.9 miles away); Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet (approx. 7.7 miles away); Pierre Pauquette Ferry (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poynette.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of Wisconsin circus markers.
Categories. • Entertainment •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 689 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2017, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos: 1. submitted on April 18, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 2. submitted on August 13, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. 3. submitted on October 11, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. 4, 5. submitted on April 18, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.