Location: Calliandra Drive at Beneva Rd.
east of this marker was the Winter Quarters of the Ringling
Bros. And Barnum and Bailey Circus, a favorite winter attraction
for tourists. Occupying what was previously the County Fairground,
the show spread over many areas with its "Big Top",
menageries, practice rings, workshops and railroad yards. The
show was a spectacle of lights, sawdust rings and a music all
its own. Here clowns, acrobats and animal acts trained for the
long summer months on the "road." Performers from
all over the world entertained children of all ages.