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HISTORY QUIZ

Who am I?

Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I was a very popular watering-hole back in my day from 1940 until 1969 when I was so rudely torn down. My loyal patrons had to go elsewhere for their cocktails and other libations. Your task today is to think about where I was located, and to provide my name. Who am I?

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HISTORY QUIZ

Who am I?

Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I have a well-known street named after me, and my Mom and brother and I affected Sarasota in many ways throughout our time here in the early 1900s. Who am I?

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HISTORY QUIZ

Who was I?

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

I was a temporary location in the Laurel Park area back in the 1920s. Your editor has blocked out the sign above my door on the right side of this shot, only to throw you off. Without elaborating too much, your task is to submit what my name was until my permanent location was constructed. Who was I?

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HISTORY QUIZ

Where was I?

Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I might be an easy guess this week, or not. Nevertheless, I resided on Main Street and was a popular place to shop back in the early 1900s. The two young men in front of me are displaying some wares...

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HISTORY QUIZ

Where am I?

Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2016

I’d say we were lucky that Hermine didn’t strike Sarasota as a hurricane. However, some flooding, downed trees, and power outages were part of the heavy rain event that seemed to go on for days on end. This is not a picture of the recent storm; it was taken in 1966 during some inclement weather.

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HISTORY QUIZ

Who was I?

Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

In my early beginnings I was such a small place, despite me looking fairly substantial compared to the little girl heading my way for services. I can’t tell you too much more about me, because you would guess who I am in a snap.

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HISTORY QUIZ

Who was I?

Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

I sure was a lovely mansion, don’t you agree? Some notable folks lived here, but I will not ask you to provide their names, though many of you would probably know offhand. I’m also not going to request you provide my location, since developers had the nerve to demolish me. Aargh!

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HISTORY QUIZ

Where was I?

Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016

I’m not going to tell you my name because that will probably give my location away. As well, I have nothing to say about the four guys up on top of the telephone pole...

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