October 24 - 30, 2011

October 24 - 30, 2011
John Hamilton Gillespie Celebration Week

The week-long party
celebrating the Father of Sarasota…and golf was a big success! From O'Leary's Kick-off Party, Jeff LaHurd's New Book, Jacobites Bagpipers, Trolley Tours, Kiwanis Golf Tournament, and Hartman Gallery Photography Exhibition, to the Palm Avenue Street Party, The Macallan VIP Scotch Tasting, Lunch in Rosemary Cemetery, and Walking Tour of the Gillespie Park Neighborhood - every special event was a wonderful way to honor Sarasota's history.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Today in 1905

Today in 1905, Colonel John Hamilton Gillespie married his second wife, Judge Richard Pruitt McDaniel’s daughter Blanche (pictured here). Gillespie’s first wife Mary never came back from their trip to Scotland in 1901, and no one seemed to know for sure whatever became of her.
Photo credit: Sarasota County History Center

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