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Read online Quintessential Sarasota:: Stories and Pictures from the 1920s to the 1950s.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Quintessential Sarasota:: Stories and Pictures from the 1920s to the 1950s From local writer and historian Jeff LaHurd comes Quintessential Sarasota Stories and Pictures from the s and the s celebrating the history people and places of Sarasota Florida Written in a light and entertaining style and using extraordinary historical images LaHurd conveys a nostalgia for Sarasota s heyday in the early th century This collection of columns takes a light and entertaining look back at colorful past Using many unique and archival images LaHurd reminisces on the events and attractions of Sarasota s past including the Ringling Brothers Circus Winter Quarters the Prohibition Era the local radio shows and the favorite restaurant hangout the Smack by Jeff Lahurd

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Quintessential Sarasota:: Stories and Pictures from the 1920s to the 1950s
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Number of Pages:96
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