Governor Claude Kirk, left, and Dick Pope with animals at the Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven.

Governor Claude Kirk, left, and Dick Pope with animals at the Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven.

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/268494
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Title

  • Governor Claude Kirk, left, and Dick Pope with animals at the Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven.

Image Number

  • PR30876

Year

  • 1967

Date Note

  • Photographed in November 1967.

Series Title

General Note

  • Founded in 1936 by Dick and Julie Pope, Cypress Gardens was the state's first theme park.

    Biography Note

  • Photographer Jerry F. Simons was born May 23, 1929 in Oak Park, Illinois. He majored in Journalism at the University of Miami, graduating in 1953. He worked in Miami at United Press and later was a news cameraman for Channel Four under Ralph Renick. He also worked at WCKT when Wayne Fariss was the anchorman. He was the Photographic Director for the Florida Development Commission and was assigned to former Governor Claude Kirk as his personal photographer. Simons turned to freelance photography in 1973 and did assignments for Eastman Kodak, Chrysler, U.S. Steel, and other national clients. He passed away on March 17, 2012.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

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