The Rise of Sarasota

The Rise of Sarasota

Kobo ebook | November 26, 2012

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Ken Thompson served as Sarasota’s city manager from 1950 to 1988, making him the longest-serving manager in United States history. During these years, Sarasota experienced a population explosion and an unprecedented modernization of city services. The city moved from a sleepy little town to an independent city with an identifiable economy. This period of growth gave residents a vastly improved bayfront that included Island Park and the Marina Jack development and saw the creation of the current city hall and the Van Wetzel Theater. In thirty-eight years, Sarasota moved from the Circus City to the multifaceted city it is today. Follow well-known Sarasota historian Jeff LaHurd as he recounts the sometimes controversial era of Sarasota’s greatest growth.
Title:The Rise of SarasotaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 26, 2012Publisher:The History PressLanguage:English

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