Edson Keith home at Phillippi Estate Park, Photo Credit: Sarasota County Historical Resources
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The Bermudez Rancho located north of Phillippi Creek on Sarasota Bay, Photo Credit: Sarasota County
Edson Keith home at Phillippi Estate Park, Photo Credit: Frederick Keith Collection History Center
Southgate Citrus Weir 1948, Photo Credit: Sarasota County Water Atlas
The Palmer sons also helped establish the Sarasota-Fruitville Drainage District in 1923. Part of this initiative drained roughly 26,000 acres of historic slough for the Palmer Farms and Experimental Station (Palmer Ranch currently resides on some of this land). It created more than 50 miles of canals and heavily dredged the bed of Phillippi Creek. Today, Phillippi Creek has more canals than Venice, Italy.
Mr. Moore standing level with bone structure on Phillippi Creek canal east of Sarasota in 1929, Photo Credit: Sarasota County
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