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Ken Thompson served as Sarasota's city manager from 1950 to 1988, making him the longest-serving manager in United States history. During these years, Sarasota experienced a population explosion and an unprecedented modernization of city services. The city moved from a sleepy little town to an independent city with an identifiable economy. This period of growth gave resideKen Thompson served as Sarasota's city manager from 1950 to 1988, making him the longest-serving manager in United States history. During these years, Sarasota experienced a population explosion and an unprecedented modernization of city services. The city moved from a sleepy little town to an independent city with an identifiable economy. This period of growth gave residents a vastly improved bayfront that included Island Park and the Marina Jack development and saw the creation of the current city hall and the Van Wetzel Theater. In thirty-eight years, Sarasota moved from the Circus City to the multifaceted city it is today. Follow well-known Sarasota historian Jeff LaHurd as he recounts the sometimes controversial era of Sarasota's greatest growth....

Title : The Rise of Sarasota: Ken Thompson and the Rebirth of Paradise
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ISBN : 20116775
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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The Rise of Sarasota: Ken Thompson and the Rebirth of Paradise Reviews

  • Dvnyc3
    2018-12-07 20:49

    A special person in a special placeYou could learn a.or about leadership and integrity reading about Ken Thompson and the remarkable vision he possessed---making Sarasota the paradise that it is today.