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The J&S Carousel is a children's carousel located in Davenport Park in St. Augustine, Fl. Tickets for the carousel are $1.00 each. Children enjoy the painted horses and one camel. Old-fashion music plays as the carousel turns around and around. Located between San Marco Avenue and US 1 at San Carlos Avenue. It is located next to the Public Library building.
Originally built in 1927, it was called the C.W. Parker Carousel. Later, the carousel was purchased by a Ringling Brother circus perfomer for $25,000. The carousel went from a barn in Mystique, Michigan, to a children's zoo in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After Gerard's death in 1992, his brother, James Soules, inherited the carousel. He restored it with help from Carl Theel of Theel Manufacturing, and brought it to Davelport Park here in St. Augustine in 1994. Renamed the J&S Carousel, it has been delighting children -- both residents and visitors -- ever since.