Gainesville Community Circus Historical

Gainesville Community Circus Historical (HM1TO3)

Location: Gainesville, TX 76240 Cooke County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 37.451', W 97° 9.05'

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Editor A. Morton Smith (1903-57) organized and promoted this show after a circus parody by the town's little theater group in 1930 revealed many talented amateurs. Chartered as a non-profit corporation, the community circus used its earnings to buy tents, trucks, and costumes. Local performers practiced their acts with circus professionals who spent the winters here. Touring in the summers through Texas and neighboring states, the popular show won national fame. The Gainesville Circus declined after 1954, when a fire destroyed most of its equipment.
HM NumberHM1TO3
Year Placed1975
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 671526 N 3722020
Decimal Degrees33.62418333, -97.15083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 37.451', W 97° 9.05'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 37' 27.06" N, 97° 9' 3" W
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Area Code(s)940, 214, 903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near S Culberson, Gainesville TX 76240, US
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