Monday, February 3, 2014

Black Settler Helped Sarasota Grow

Lewis Colson, Sarasota's first black settler, came to Sarasota in 1884 to assist in surveying the town of Sarasota. Colson remained in Sarasota throughout his life, contributing to the development of the community in many ways.

Click here to view the article on Mr. Colson from "Journals of Yesteryear" at the Sarasota History Alive website