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Ringling inducted to Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center

District of induction: 3

Paul T. Ringling, rancher and World War II veteran, was born in New York City in 1920. His mother, Aubrey (Black) Ringling, and father, Richard T. Ringling, were part owners of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus. At the time of Paul's birth, they were in New York with the circus but returned to the family ranch when Paul was six weeks old.

The roots of Paul's family tree run deep in Montana. His maternal great uncle was the last territorial governor of Montana. In 1894, Paul's mother was born in White Sulphur Springs where her father worked as an attorney. His...


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