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Where was I?

Quiz: Okay, since no one guessed last issue’s quiz, it is time to give you a break. Many of you shopped in my store, and we filled many a prescription, for sure!

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Landing of the Scots

Video: Great Scot! Our un-caped history crusader investigates the story of Sarasota's Scottish settlers of 1885.

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Sarasota Naval Militia

Article: More than a year before the United States entered World War I; Sarasota began to organize a naval militia division. In March 1916 an announcement in the Sarasota Times invited young men to meet at the Sarasota Yacht and Automobile Club ...

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Vintage Living

Real Estate: Explore unique properties in charming neighborhoods. From 1920 bungalows to post modern Sarasota School of Architecture your dream home awaits.

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Sarasota County History

photo: Arthur T. and Loretta P. Nelson House

Arthur T. and Loretta P. Nelson House

The Arthur T. and Loretta P. Nelson House is located at 4017 Swift Road on the northeast corner of Swift Road and Forest Lane. There are two historic resources on the property: a single story Frame Vernacular Style house with Craftsman influences, and a single-bay, frame garage. The garage was constructed first in approximately 1925, and lived in while the house was constructed in 1926.

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photo: Kentucky Military Institute

Kentucky Military Institute

"The Military School with a winter home in Sunny Florida."

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photo: A Military Post on Sarasota Bay

A Military Post on Sarasota Bay

By the early 1830s, tensions were building between Seminoles, homesteaders and U.S. military forces. A lack of resources within the Indian Territory established by the 1823 Treaty of Moultrie Creek had led to hunting forays outside the reserve boundaries. There had been no resolution of the issue of the return of runaway black slaves held by the Seminoles, and thefts of cattle by both Indians and homesteaders caused further dissention. The Second Seminole War erupted in 1835 with the ambush and massacre of Major Dade and his command.

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