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Mazomanie in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Ringling Brothers

 
 
The Ringling Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 24, 2012
1. The Ringling Brothers Marker
Inscription. On November 27, 1882, the Ringling Brothers of Baraboo formally started in the show business in Mazomanie, Wis. Here, in Schmitz Hall was presented The Ringling Bros. Classic and Comic Concert Co. Two years later the brothers started their own circus. Twenty three years later they purchased The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth and became the circus kings of the tented show world.
 
Erected 1967 by The Mazomanie Historical Society, the News-Sickle-Arrow, The Circus World Museum of Baraboo. (Marker Number 106.)
 
Location. 43° 10.579′ N, 89° 47.658′ W. Marker is in Mazomanie, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of Brodhead Street and Crescent Street, on the left when traveling north on Brodhead Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 Brodhead Street, Mazomanie WI 53560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Butz Store (a few steps from this marker); Mazomanie Community Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mazomanie Downtown Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mazomanie Depot
The Ringling Brothers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, September 24, 2012
2. The Ringling Brothers Marker
Marker is along the right hand side of the red painted brick building.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Branch Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Mazomanie (within shouting distance of this marker); Milwaukee & Mississippi Railroad Depot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Flag on the Bluff (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mazomanie.
 
More about this marker. Wisconsin Registered Landmark No. 106
 
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 November 5, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 65 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2017, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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