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Garden 418 Florence Johnson, Postmaster

Posted By Michele Martucci, Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Sugarwood Park (adjacent to Claude Pepper Elementary School)

14551 SW 100 Street. Miami, FL. 33186


The important Floridian I was assigned to was Florence Johnson. She was remembered for her unwavering passion and dedication to our state. She was remarkably only one of only nine women to hold the prestigious position of First Class Postmaster, in Florida. She worked for the United States Postal Service for 19 straight years, in the area of Englewood which is in the Southwest region of Florida.  As a result of the location where she worked I decided that Sugarwood Park would be the most appropriate place to make a garden in memory of her, because it is in the Southwest region of Miami, as noted in the address above. Another reason why this park was an adequate choice, was because of its close proximity to a USPS located on 14790 N Kendall Drive, Miami, FL. This distance of about 1 minute on vehicle made it a perfect choice as a park for Florence Johnson. She was recognized by President John F. Kennedy for her tremendous work ethic, and I hope that by the garden I planted in a the park many will come to recognize and appreciate the work she has done for our community in Florida.

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