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Newsletter November 12, 2014

Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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.

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Newsletter October 29, 2014

Published Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Frank Lloyd Wright Bus Tour - Florida Southern College November 9, 2014 - Tickets are $75.00 each, and includes bus transportation from Sarasota and lunch in one of the historic buildings. Please join the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation as we present a day bus tour at Florida Southern College to view the architectural masterpieces of Frank

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Newsletter October 15, 2014

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Halloween is right around the corner and this week we are featuring our video about Rosemary Cemetery that is downtown on Central Avenue. This site is the burial place for many early Sarasota citizens, civic leaders, and entrepreneurs including Scotsman John Hamilton Gillespie...

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Newsletter October 1, 2014

Published Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The antiseptic tone of today’s obituaries is a far cry from the finely crafted, inspirational prose that documented the deaths of Sarasota’s early residents.

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Newsletter September 17, 2014

Published Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Okay, just one more excursion to Vamo. There are a number of wonderful 1920s homes in this area and it would make a great little historic district.

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Newsletter September 3, 2014

Published Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Drive By Gem Once again, I was drawn to the Vamo area, since there is an alcove of wonderful historic homes to see. Many of them were built in the 1920s and I always enjoy that style’s romantic lure. If you get down that way, be sure and have a look for yourself. Frank Lloyd Wright Masterpieces Please join the Sarasota Alliance for Historic

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Newsletter September 16, 2009

Published Wednesday, September 16, 2009

With the upcoming arts festival at Ringling, we hope they have a great turnout and many of you participate in the festivities. Community support, in addition to out-of-town visitors, is what makes events like this special and rewarding.

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Newsletter February 18, 2009

Published Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Your editor, Larry has been on a sabbatical for the last five weeks, teaching a course "Sarasota History - Up Close and Personal", for Pierian Spring Academy. This is his last week of class, and will soon resume researching, and writing scripts for Lee to perform in our weekly history videos.

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