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In 1930, Mr. Benjamin Denver founded the Denvers Circus Company, a median-scale and poor circus that presented it self in small-towns across of State. Five years after the Denvers Circus foundation, in one of those little towns, Mr. Benjamin met James Molina, a First World War ex-soldier looking for a job in the area. Italian descendent, James impressed Mr. Benjamin by his physical scale and his extraordinary power, when he lifted seven men on a platform, for a few seconds. Without a doubt he hired him as a member of the group.
Many years went by
and the company didnt make any improvement, still having a money problem. In spite of the Denvers Circus having acquired a few new equipments, Mr. James Molina was still the biggest attraction. Even whit 52 years, he continued doing many achievements at the circus, especially when he lifted Big Bob, the 8.500 lbs. elephant, making the crowd delirious.
In 1946, a year supposed to be like many others, something special happened that made a statement for that generation. It happened in one of those little towns that the circus went, when the staff was building up the tend. The young Bruce, employee responsible for Big Bobs trailer, get distracted and left it on the top of the slope without breaks.
At the same moment, far from her parents eyes, Jessica, a 5-years old girl, was playing with a colorful balloon near by the elephant. Scared, Big Bob started to move agitated making the trailer going down on the slope. The sisters Judith and Dorothy, two nuns, were passing by coming from the church, saw the trailer coming down the hill in the direction of the little girl and screamed for help.
Aware by the noise, Mr. James Molina, who was preparing the equipments for the night show, saw the trailer moving and run to try to avoid a big tragedy. With his power and his experience of many years of work, Mr. James accomplished the biggest achievement of his career and his live: stopping the elephants trailer and saving the little girls live. Until this days, the whole town still talks about this. Every newspaper, at that time, published the story of the little Jessicas rescue by Mr. James Molina, the strongest man in the world.