Monday, October 19, 2015

Rickett's Circus

I walked by this waymark on my way to get the rental car when we were in Philadelphia to pick Jack up from UPenn.

Rickett's Circus
Pennsylvania Historical Marker

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This marker is located at South 12th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 39° 57.053 W 075° 09.590.

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Rickett's Circus

America's first circus building was opened here at 12th and Market Streets, April 3, 1793. On that day the English equestrian John Bill Ricketts gave America's first complete circus performance. President Washington attended his show later that season.

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