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Posted By Albert J. Lopez, Tuesday, April 22, 2014

1325 SW 103RD PLACE (WestBrook Park) 

John Ringling was one of the big names that helped shape out Florida to what it is today. He is well known for being a leader in the circus scene, but other than that he has a vision in Florida’s early growing years. New York and Los Angeles were already prime destinations in the US and he saw extreme potential in the state of Florida, so much he personally devoted his own time and money in the keys areas. The Ringling Museum had been completed upon the time his death which would seem to be a good punctuation to his lengthy life on earth. I decided to plant the garden with the seeds given to me in class at a modern park located near my area. The reason being was when I found out John Ringling was my important Floridian to do research on, not much had to be done to know about the person since I already had general knowledge about him. The reason why I chose a park was because families gather there and kids play on the different instruments and recreational activities sometimes even doing tricks on them. When I picture these kind of antics going around back and forth I can just picture the same done from an adults point of view but at a large scale circus, therefore I feel like kids playing in a park at an early go hand in hand with professional performers at a circus. I also decided to go out of my way and purchase a circus trinket to put over the garden I planted in memory of John Ringling. When people hear ‘Ringling’, they think ‘Ringling Bros’ and that goes in accordance to the circus! It was only fitting.

Albert Lopez

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