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Local historian Jeff LaHurd chats about his new book "The North Trail: A Drive Through Sarasota History."

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Local historian Jeff LaHurd will be at the store to chat about and sign his new book The North Trail: A Drive Through Sarasota History.

The chat can be attended in-person; it will also be broadcast live on Zoom. In-person attendance is limited to 10 people out of caution due to the continuing Covid situation. The in-person event is at our new store at The Mark, 117 S. Pineapple.

We require that you wear a mask at Bookstore1 events, to protect yourself and others. If you are attending the event virtually, the Zoom link will be sent prior to the event.

Copies of The North Trail will be available to purchase the day of the signing, or you may order a copy here.

About The North Trail: A Drive Through Sarasota History:

The growth and development of Sarasota's North Tamiami Trail is chronicled by renowned local writer and historian Jeff LaHurd in this colorful pictorial guide to the gateway to Sarasota during the 20th Century.

The North Tamiami Trail: A Drive Through Sarasota History was commissioned by the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation to highlight the rich history of this stretch of the Tamiami Trail and help familiarize readers with the historic structures that still exist, and memorialize many of those that have been lost to development.

Supplementing Jeff's work on the physical aspects of the Trail's history, the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation has provided an introduction that puts the Trail's history in a social context. It includes a broad overview of the history of Overtown, Sarasota's first African American community. Located adjacent to North Trail, its residents helped build its history, but were not able to enjoy its benefits until later in the 20th Century.

Finally, the book provides the reader with a detailed map to facilitate self-exploration of the North Trail, its surviving businesses and its history.

About Jeff LaHurd:

Local author/historian Jeff LaHurd has lived in Sarasota since 1950 and has written 17 books about the history of the community plus numerous articles which have appeared in The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Style Magazine, SARASOTA Magazine, and SRQ. He is a sought after speaker and has given numerous lectures on the history of Sarasota. He currently writes a weekly column for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in the Real Estate section.

He was given the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Award in 2014 for Lifetime Achievement in History and Preservation. In 2015 the Historical Society of Sarasota County honored him with their first annual Hero of History award.

Jeff attended St. Martha’s School, Cardinal Mooney High and graduated from Sarasota High School in 1964. He attended college at Manatee Jr. College, and the University of South Florida where he received a BA in history and an MA in counseling.

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