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Myakka River Rendezvous

Myakka River Rendezvous

Pre-1840s living history event with early setup days for traders and campers on January 28-, February 12, 2024. The event will be open to the public on February 3 & 4 and February 10 & 11. School days will be…

The Tatum Rawls House

Tatum House

by Missy Brewer, who gratefully acknowledges Spessard Stone’s contribution of data on the life of Laura Fredonia Redd. The c.1889 Tatum-Rawls House at Crowley is one of the oldest examples of pioneer Florida architecture still standing in Sarasota County. The building is…

Jasper Crowley – An Introduction

Jasper Crowley

Crowley, Jasper (William Jasper), 1900-1976  Jasper Crowley, grandson of pioneer settler John Crowley, donated Crowley lands to the community in 1974. Jasper was a teacher at the Old Miakka one-room Schoolhouse from 1931-1943. In those days, people lived on enough land to keep a garden and some…