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Garden for Charles Ringling

Posted By Dammy Osh, Thursday, December 5, 2013

 Garden at Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition,Grounds 0901 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165

Charles Ringling is no average Floridian. His brothers and himself wanted to create a type of recreation where people from far and wide could come and be blow away, thus the Ringling Brother circus was born. Charles Ringling created an experience of circus life that not even the Barnum and Bailey circus, which was leading at the time, could handle. He made attractions that not only brought entertainment but also helped the US economy and developed a true Floridian culture of providing pure entertainment and amusement Due to the thriving circus in Sarasota, the city was nicknamed Circus City, USA. People traveled world wide just to see the wonders and innovative ideas that Charles Ringling and his brothers could produce. In the pursuit of advancing Sarasota Florida, Charles Ringling and his brothers bought an estimated worth of 67,000 acres with 52 commercial lots that would be used for civil advancement. He created something never before seen in Sarasota, which was a 10 floor, 125 luxury hotel that was called Sarasota Hotel. I am dedicating this garden to Charles Ringling because of his major positive influence to the Floridian way of life. When people come to Florida, they come for relaxation, theme parks, excitement and a good time. I think we can all that Charles Ringling for that. Charles set the tone for Florida to be a fun and exciting place to come for enjoyment due to his love of wowing people and surprising them with something new to give them happiness. He expanded the possibilities of business in Florida especially with real estate and hospitality. Its now easier to understand why everyone buys land in Florida to build houses. Charles developed Florida’s real estate due to how he positively used the land for others to grow and expand on. This same principle is seen today because many people from around the world do come to Florida to grow and expand families and even businesses. He opened up the door for Florida to be big in hospitality. With his 125 room hotel which was something new for Floridians, he developed in in such a way that people would travel from far places, just to come and experience Florida’s hospitality services and experience. He set the tone in making Florida a well-attracted state in the US. I’m planting this garden at a fair because although I could not find a circus, a fair brings a wow factor and happiness to people that stay with them and cause them to always come back for more. Just like Charley Ringling would have done it.   

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