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Many communities have website designed to tell their story, but none may be as compelling as this very nice site created by Larry A. Kelleher for the town of Sarasota. Designed as a place to celebrate and explore the history of this corner of Florida, the site includes historical marker listings throughout the town, oral histories, video profiles, and photographs from a different time. First-time visitors should start out at the "Journals of Yesteryear" area. Here they can look at professional essays on Sarasota's architecture, fishing history in the area, and the Bee Ridge Turpentine Camp. The "Historic Buildings" section contains profiles of the 113 buildings that have been designated as such by the city. Also, the site contains video profiles of unique neighborhoods like Bungalow Hill and another on Charles Ringling, the brother of circus impresario John Ringling.
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