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HISTORY QUIZ

Who am I?

Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The last quiz was too easy, so now for something more difficult. I’m thinking only the folks who live in Venice will get this one. I was a trusty vehicle and could hold a bevy of men on my back. I was called upon many a time, and everyone loved me. In fact they gave me a fitting nickname. Your task is to guess my name, “Who am I?”  

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HISTORY QUIZ

Who am I?

Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

With the strange weather we have been having the last few months, I am curious if we will have a busy hurricane season in 2016.

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HISTORY QUIZ

Who Was I?

Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I know it is depressing to see me being torn down, but I was a very popular spot in my day. I think I have been replaced with a condo now; isn’t everything? Anyhow, your task today is to name me – in other words, “Who was I?”

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HISTORY QUIZ

Who and Where Was I?

Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

This 1926 image of a beach casino in Sarasota looks like a sturdy and inviting structure. They weren’t just used for bathers in the daytime.

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HISTORY QUIZ

Where Am I?

Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I am a 1924 Comprehensive Plan for the City of Sarasota City, and alas, I was not adopted as drawn by my planner (sounds familiar).

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HISTORY QUIZ

Who Am I?

Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Ah, a sheik fashion show in the 1920s at the Mira Mar Hotel. It appears that the ladies are assembling to do their ‘runway’ moment in my courtyard. My fashionable room behind them was a popular venue that was used frequently for events. Your challenge is to name this splendid room. Who am I?

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HISTORY QUIZ

Where Am I?

Posted: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Medians are so important to establish a place for people on foot to pause while crossing a roadway, or a place for a car to turn-round and head back from the direction they were heading; don’t you agree?

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HISTORY QUIZ

Where Am I?

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

I am a Sarasota School of Architecture home on the water – both of which are pleasurable for any home owner in the 1950s. The St. Augustine grass plugs and palm tree had just been planted by Pearson, Conrad, Nobel and Howell Landscapers.

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