McGregor/Ringling Brothers - McGregor, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 43° 01.539 W 091° 10.537
15T E 648642 N 4765278
This historical marker is located on A Street in McGregor, IA.
Waymark Code: WM4YY7
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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The marker reads:

"Royal is my race," was the motto of Clan McGregor which McGregor's founder, Alexander MacGregor, was a descendant. It was 1837 when Alexander began a ferry boat operation on "MacGregor's Landing" that became a thriving town of 5500. When steamboats gave way to faster transportation, McGregor underwent the metamorphosis to a more quiet community.

Ringling Brothers

The Ringling Brothers' Circus foundation was laid when Augustus Ringling's sons gave penny shows here. The Ringling home still stands at the bottom of the hill on the way to Pikes Peak.

Iowa Sesquicentennial Project 1846-1996"
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