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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

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Vintage Sarasota: Atlantic Coast Line Railway Remembered

In this week's Vintage Sarasota post, we remember the Atlantic Coast Railway.

08/29/2014 By Larry Kelleher

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Abundant Fishing in Sarasota Bay

In this week's Vintage Sarasota post, we explore the history of Sarasota's fishing industry.

08/22/2014 By Larry Kelleher

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Vintage Sarasota: City's Purchase Started Civic Center

In the 1930s, the city bought a $15,000 tract of land that would become the Sarasota Civic Center.

08/15/2014 By Larry Kelleher

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Baseball Legend Ted Williams Spent Time in Sarasota

Baseball legend Ted Williams was a fixture in Sarasota.

08/07/2014 By Larry Kelleher

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Vintage Sarasota: Mira Mar Auditorium Transformed Downtown

The historic Mira Mar auditorium in downtown Sarasota was crucial to the city's growth in the early 20th century.

07/29/2014 By Larry Kelleher

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Vintage Sarasota: Picnics at "Uncle Ben" Stickney's

In the early years of this century, before bridges connected the keys to the mainland, a favorite place to have a picnic was "Uncle Ben" Stickney's.

07/21/2014 By Larry Kelleher

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As Sarasota Grew, So Did St. Martha Catholic Church

St. Martha Catholic Church began as one of a number of mission outposts served by Jesuit priests from Tampa.

07/11/2014 By Larry Kelleher

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Vintage Sarasota: "Mosquito Control is Assured"

The Sarasota County Anti-Mosquito Program finally became a reality in 1945.

06/26/2014 By Larry Kelleher

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Vintage Sarasota: The Origins of City Island

Early in Sarasota municipal history, several city councils wanted a channel dredged from the Gulf of Mexico to Sarasota Bay.

06/16/2014 By Larry Kelleher

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A Vintage Sarasota June Wedding

A June wedding appealed to Mabel Stuart Helveston and Homer Lincoln Hebb, who were married on the 15th of that month in 1923.

06/12/2014 By Larry Kelleher

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Vintage Sarasota: Bird Key

This week's photo is a snapshot of Bird Key circa 1935.

06/11/2014 By Savannah Handerson

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Vintage Sarasota: Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus Winter Quarters

This week's photo is a snapshot of the Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus Winter Quarters circa 1950.

06/04/2014 By Savannah Handerson

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"Paradise" Eluded the Early Settlers

They arrived at the end of December, weeks later than planned, on a cramped steamboat. They disembarked via a temporary plank dock.

06/02/2014 By Larry Kelleher

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Vintage Sarasota: The USS Sarasota

This week's photo is a snapshot of the USS Sarasota circa 1944.

05/28/2014 By Savannah Handerson

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Vintage Sarasota: Lido Beach Casino

This week's photo is a snapshot of the Lido Beach Casino circa 1940.

05/21/2014 By Savannah Handerson

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Vintage Sarasota: American Legion War Memorial Dedication Ceremony

This week's photo is a snapshot of the American Legion War Memorial dedication ceremony circa 1940.

05/14/2014 By Savannah Handerson

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Vintage Sarasota: Old City Hall

This weeks photo is a snapshot of Old City Hall circa 1948.

05/07/2014 By Savannah Handerson

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Vintage Sarasota: Main Street and Palm Avenue

This week's Vintage Sarasota is a snapshot of downtown Sarasota circa 1925.

05/01/2014 By Savannah Handerson