History


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From the Florida Quarterly Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture, October 1, 1921, Volume 31, Number 4

SARASOTA COUNTY

The fame of Sarasota as an incomparable winter resort and year round place of residence is spreading on fairy wings.

Because

It is located on the hast beautiful bay in America, in the heart of the famous Manatee County orange and grapefruit sections, and has

An excellent golf course.

Two boat-building establishments.

Some of the best hunting in the State.

Official landing station for airplanes.

Twelve miles of brick and asphalt streets.

Excellent hotels on mainland and adjacent keys.

Many fine homes and elaborate estates nearby.

Over 300 days of yearly sunshine; 365 growing days.

Woman's Club, with $7,000 club house and public library.

Only 20 degrees between mean summer and winter temperature.

Safe boating and an endless variety of fishing, freshwater, bay and deep sea.

Population of about 2,500, largest city on the Gulf mainland coast south of St. Petersburg.

Bay front public park, with municipal pier extending 600 feet into the bay, with a recreation pavilion at the end.

Free bridge over Sarasota Bay to the wonderful Crescent Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, affording the best bathing beach on the Gulf coast of Florida.

Sarasota, on Sarasota Bay, is the county seat. As this is one of the new counties created in 1921 its past history is linked with that of Manatee County. The western boundary is marked by the briny surf that bathes the golden sands. The forests, draped in waving gray, keep watch over the silent years of the centuries.

The famous Potter Palmer estate is near Sarasota.