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422, George D. Lindsay , editor

Posted By Alejandra Jaramillo, Tuesday, April 22, 2014

This garden is dedicated to George D. Lindsay whom was a very honorable man. He was the first editor of the Herald, which was known as the Sarasota Herald.  During his long and appreciated career he was a Presbyterian minister, an attorney at law and a newspaper publisher. This man changed the way we view the newspaper and the news. He did good things. His brother past away because of smoking, therefore he did not allow smoking nor cigarette ads on the newspaper. This affected the entire country since the advertisement of smoking, which was later proven to cause cancer, was finalized. Because of this mans respected work, I have placed the quote "no cigarette ads allowed" in his plaque. Besides that, he served two terms as the president in the Inland daily Press, and he wrote the original constitution of the Florida Daily Newspaper ASSN.

 

There are endless reasons why this righteous man deserves a garden but most importantly he deserves a creative garden with special symbols within, and that is what I did. This garden was created in the building of a journalist called Laura Char, in Brikell, Miami. She admired and respected with great honor, the journalist Geroge D. Lindsay, therefore every time she leaves her lobby she will be reminded of him. The various wildflowers planted, are in shape of an H, this stands for Herald which what is most memorable of George Lindsay and some may say his legacy. There is a flamingo planted because at that time, precisely 1927 there were many flamingos in Sarasota, and today it is the bird that stands out in the zoological wilderness in Sarasota. Lastly, there is a plaque planted, with his name, his lifetime years and the quote mentioned previously about cigarette ads.

 

I truly hope anyone who passes by it notices it and is curious allowing them to investigate and research his name, because everyone should know about the first editor of the Herald, such an important passage of knowledge these days. This man deserves this and so much more. Rest in Peace, George D. Lindsay.

                       

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