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Myakka River Rendezvous

Myakka River Rendezvous

Pre-1840s living history event with early set up days for traders and campers on January 22, 23, & 24. The event will be open to the public on January 28 & 29 and February 4 & 5. School days will…

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…