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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.