1885: Members of the
Sarasota Vigilante Committee
went on trial for the murder of Postmaster Abbe. Abbe had
been involved with some of the “land barons” who had misused the laws to acquire holdings in the area. The Vigilantes killed Abbe over the scheme.
— From J. Whitcombe Rylee, Yesterday’s Sarasota, a 1993 Calendar in conjunction with the Historical Society of Sarasota County.
Photo from the Manatee County Library web site