This Day in History: October 14

A catch worth catching on film, Sarasota 1903
A catch worth catching on film, Sarasota 1903

The town of Sarasota was incorporated today in 1902, although the incorporation did not become effective until January 1, 1903. (All those ducks had to be put in a row, right?)

The hoosegow, Sarasota FL 1903. No A/C, no screens.
Scofflaws in Sarasota lodged here.

SarasotaHistoryAlive has a great essay on their site by Ann Shank on what the laws were like then. Click the photo of the Sarasota jail, 1903, to read.

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