Bring the Cane

How Sugar Cane Syrup Fueled the Growth of One Manatee County Neighborhood

A new historical marker details the role an Alabama food company played in the founding of Whitfield Estates.

03/24/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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"The Greatest Show on Earth" Was Filmed in Sarasota in the '50s

A behind-the-scenes look at what the filming of Cecil B. DeMille's "The Greatest Show on Earth" in the 1950s was really like.

07/21/2015 By Larry Kelleher

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Vintage Sarasota: Step Inside the Tucker Treehouse

Step inside the Tucker treehouse, built in 1934 in Myakka.

06/30/2015 By Larry Kelleher

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A Look Back at Englewood's Historic Dearborn Street

In this week's Vintage Sarasota installment, we tak ea look at Englewood's historic Dearborn Street.

06/23/2015 By Larry Kelleher

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Vintage Sarasota: A History of Florida Power and Light

Electricity was often unreliable in the early years of Florida Power and Light.

05/18/2015 By Larry Kelleher

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Earl Burnell Went From Undertaker to Famous Photographer

His photographs of Sarasota helped put our city on the map.

05/06/2015 By Larry Kelleher

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Dredging Altered the Landscape of Sarasota in Early 20th Century

The dredge, in years past, was a major instrument of change in Sarasota.

04/22/2015 By Larry Kelleher

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Czecho-Slovakian Band Played Significant Role

John Ringling himself hired the band.

03/13/2015 By Larry Kelleher

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Vintage Sarasota: In 1919, Compulsory School Attendance Was Hot Topic

Mrs. C.V.S. (Rose) Wilson, Sarasota Times publisher, made it her mission to get the word out.

02/24/2015 By Larry Kelleher

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Vintage Sarasota: Get to Know Colonel John Hamilton Gillespie

Get to know Colonel John Hamilton Gillespie in this week's Vintage Sarasota post.

01/26/2015 By Sarasota County Historical Resources staff members

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City's Purchase Started Civic Center

Mayor E.A. Smith was crucial to the purchase of Sarasota's Civic Center in the 1930s.

01/26/2015 By Sarasota County Historical Resources staff members

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Vintage Sarasota: Clamming in Sarasota Bay

This week's Vintage Sarasota post: A history of clamming in Sarasota.

12/29/2014 By Sarasota County Historical Resources staff members

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The History of Sarasota's City Pier

Learn this history of Sarasota's city pier in our latest Vintage Sarasota post.

12/12/2014 By Sarasota County Historical Resources staff members

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Caples Convinced Ringlings to Come to Sarasota

Ralph C. Caples and his wife, Ellen, were instrumental to Sarasota's growth.

11/17/2014 By Sarasota County Historical Resources staff members

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Vintage Sarasota: Dr. Blanche Burgner Was Sarasota's First Female Doctor

Dr. Blanche A. Burgner moved to Sarasota in 1925 and became the area's first female doctor.

11/03/2014 By Sarasota County Historical Resources staff members

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Bee Biz a Sweet Deal for Mivilles

For A.J. "Pat" and Betty Miville, their Sun Fed Honey Company turned out to be a sweet deal.

10/22/2014 By Sarasota County Historical Resources staff members

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Vintage Sarasota: Bee Ridge Community Grew in Early 1900s

Construction of the Bee Ridge Hotel (pictured) in 1914 symbolized the growth of the Bee Ridge Community in the second decade of the 20th century.

10/14/2014 By Sarasota County Historical Resources staff members

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Bayfront Project Caused Turmoil in Sarasota

The rerouting of U.S. 41, and its effect on Sarasota's bayfront, caused turmoil in the 1950s.

09/30/2014 By Larry Kelleher

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The History of Sarasota's Amish and Mennonite Communities

In this Vintage Sarasota post, we explore the history of the Amish and Mennonite communities in Sarasota.

09/19/2014 By Larry Kelleher

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Vintage Sarasota: Local Aviation Interest Took Off in Early 1900s

In our latest Vintage Sarasota post, we explore the history of aviation in our region.

09/09/2014 By Larry Kelleher