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Ringling Family

Baraboo and The Ringlings

C. August Albrecht Ringling (Al.) was born December 13, 1852, the eldest of seven brothers and one sister. Their father, August Rungeling,...

Al Ringling Theatre

Architects C.W. & George L. Rapp

Al. Ringling selected Rapp & Rapp of Chicago to design his magnificent theatre. At that time, the firm of C. W. Rapp (d. 1926) and...

Mighty Barton Organ

Profile of the Mighty Barton Organ!

The original organ installed in the Al. Ringling Theatre was a Style 1, Opus 9202 Hope Jones unit. Manufactured by the Wurlitzer Co., the...