First Sarasota DeSoto Pageant
Photos: Sarasota History
The first King and Queen of the annual Sara DeSoto Pageant in 1916. This annual event was devised as a way to entice investors and people wanting to purchase Real Estate in Sarasota. It was successful and the event drew thousands each year to enjoy the festivities.
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A view of the first coronation of the King and Queen of the Sara DeSoto Pageant in 1916 along the bay in Sarasota, Florida.