I decided to create a basic map on Google Maps for this week’s assignment. I thought it would be a good idea to work on a map since Joy created a timeline earlier this week. I agree that we will most likely include a timeline into our final project, but I thought it would fun to try the alternative project just in case we decided to include maps on our site as well. It would be a great way to visually display locations that were important to the Sarasota community narrative from 1914 to 1918. For now, the usefulness of this map tool is speculative but we’ll see as we continue our research.
For the project, I decided to commemorate Sarasota’s rich circus history that resulted from the presence of John Ringling North and the Ringling Circus starting in the early 1900s. Today, the legacy of Ringling lives on through various tourist attractions and societies. In the map I created I listed five locations that are circus related.
Check it out here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zruOkQdyrPpM.kWCcThsVMXwc