Photo: A Young Father Pushing a Baby Stroller Through Sarasota Trailer Park, 1946

Post-Depression years in Sarasota didn't look bad at all for this young family, thanks in part to the Tin Can Tourist Convention of 1938.

06/16/2023 By Bethany Ritz


Photo: A Sarasota Beach Bathhouse, Circa 1925

This private bathhouse was owned by the Edson Keith family, who were part of the elite Chicagoan clique migrating to Sarasota at the time.

05/25/2023 By Bethany Ritz


Myakka River State Park, Circa 1950

One of the first protected lands in our area, the park opened in 1942.

05/18/2023 By Bethany Ritz


Payne Park Was The First Site for Spring Training in Sarasota, 1924-1990

New York Giants' manager John J. "Mugsy" McGraw was the first to bring a team for spring training here.

02/24/2023 By Bethany Ritz


Flashback: Selling Venice East, 1961

As south Sarasota County grows, it's interesting to look back.

04/23/2020 By Ilene Denton