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"San/ ford, a post-village of Orange co., Fla., on Lake Monroe, an expansion of St. John's River, 124 miles above Palatka, and 1 mile from Mellonville. It has a church, a hotel, a money-order post-office, and a newspaper office."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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  • After the 1819 acquisition of Florida as a territory by the United States and five years before it became a state in 1845, the army established Fort Armistead in Sarasota along the bay.
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  • European settlers arrived in significant numbers in the late 1840s. The area already had a Spanish name, Zara Zote, on maps dating back to the early eighteenth century, and it was retained as Sara Sota.
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  • In 1885 a Scots colony was established in Sarasota which was portrayed as a tropical paradise that had been built into a thriving town.
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  • SARASOTA, FLORIDA : Historical Look Back Through Vintage Postcards


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  • The village of Sarasota was incorporated for local government as a town under state guidelines in 1902 with John Hamilton Gillespie as mayor.
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  • 1906
    Sarasota, a post-village and resort of Manatee co., Fla., on Sarasota Bay, 110 miles S. of Cedar Keys. It is an important fishing station. Pop. 100. Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
  • Sarasota was incorporated as a city in 1913, with A. B. Edwards as mayor.
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  • Ringling Brothers Circus established its winter home in Sarasota during 1919.
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  • (Sarasota) - In 1925, A. B. Edwards built a theater that could be adapted for either vaudeville performances or movie screenings.
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  • News  1942 - EIGHT ARMY MEN DEAD IN CRASH OF THEIR PLANE.
    Sarasota, Fla., June 12. - (AP) - Eight army fliers were killed and two injured early today when a four-engined bomber crashed into Sarasota... Read MORE...

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