McGregor in Clayton County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
McGregor / Ringling Brothers
Erected 1996 by Iowa Sesquicentennial Project.
Location. 43° 1.486′ N, 91° 10.559′ W. Marker is in McGregor, Iowa, in Clayton County. Marker is on A Street / Dr. Clifford Smith Street west of Main Street (Iowa Highway 76), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Gregor IA 52157, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bat Caves (approx. half a mile away); Site of the Second Fort Crawford (approx. 1.9 miles Black Hawk's Surrender (approx. 1.9 miles away in Wisconsin); William Beaumont, M. D. (approx. 1.9 miles away in Wisconsin); Pikes Peak Overlook Landscape Interpretation (approx. 2 miles away); Point of Discovery (approx. 2 miles away); Prairie du Chien Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away in Wisconsin); Jefferson Davis (approx. 2.1 miles away in Wisconsin). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McGregor.
More about this marker. The Ringling brothers, founders of one of America's largest circuses, were born in McGregor, Iowa and raised in Baraboo, Wisconsin.
Also see . . .
1. McGregor, Iowa. Wikipedia entry. "During the 1870s, the population of McGregor exploded to over 5,500 as the city became the busiest shipping port west of Chicago." (Submitted on July 19, 2011.)
2. Ringling Brothers Circus. Wikipedia entry. "In 1907 it acquired the Barnum & Bailey Circus, merging them in 1919 to become Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, promoted as The Greatest Show on Earth." (Submitted on July 19, 2011.)
3. McGregor Public Library. McGregor and Marquette on the Mississippi. "Both McGregor and Marquette are known for their rugged bluffs along the Mississippi and their well-preserved 19th century architecture." (Submitted on July 19, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 864 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 19, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.