The creators would like to give a special thanks to the following people and resources:

The Sarasota History Center. Jeff LaHurd, and all other staff members, were incredibly helpful in finding relevant materials and gracious in letting us make copies.

Jody Norman, director of the State Archives of Florida’s Florida Memory Program, for allowing us to display a WWI service card.

The Historical Society of Sarasota County for putting us in touch with Harriet Burns Stieff, who graciously spoke with us of her family’s past and allowed us to scan and upload materials from her personal collection.

Professor Ellen Holmes Pearson & Professor Jeffrey McClurken for their guidance throughout this process.


Art Inventories Catalog. Smithsonian Institution.!204120~!3100001~!3100002&aspect=Browse&menu=search&ri=1&source=~!siartinventories&term=Viquesney%2C+E.+M.%2C+1876-1946%2C+sculptor.&index=AUTHOR (accessed March 14, 2015).

“The Deadly Virus: The Influenza Epidemic of 1918.” National Archives and Records Administration. (accessed March 17, 2015).

“Estimates of Population, 1917.” United States Census Bureau. (accessed March 11, 2015).

“Florida.” The Great Pandemic: The United States in 1918-1919. United States Department of Health and Human Services. (accessed March 16, 2015).

“Fruit and Vegetable Lands in the Sarasota Bay District.” Sarasota-Venice Company. Brochure, 1915. Sarasota County Historical Resources, Sarasota, Florida.

Grant, Gordon. “Will you supply eyes for the Navy? Navy ships need binoculars and spy-glasses.” Library of Congress. (accessed March 10, 2015).

Hall, Ann. Diary. January-June 1915-1919. Courtesy of Harriet Burns Stieff, Sarasota, Florida.

Irwin, Julia F. Making the World Safe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Kennedy, David M. Over Here: The First World War and American Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

LaHurd, Jeff. “Five Points was always center of Sarasota’s patriotism.” Sarasota Herald-Tribune. May 25, 2014. (accessed March 15, 2015).

———-. “Early Sarasota had just the tonic for what ailed you.” Sarasota-Herald Tribune. January 11, 2015. (accessed March 5, 2015).

 “Sarasota, Florida Golf Courses.” Golf Link. (accessed March 28, 2015).

“Sarasota Florida and the Sarasota Bay District of Manatee County.” Brochure. Courtesy of Sarasota County Historical Resources, Sarasota, Florida. Issued by Sarasota Board of Trade, Sarasota, Florida. 1914-1915.

The Sarasota-Times. Sarasota County Historical Resources, Sarasota, Florida.

Shank, Ann A. “Woman’s Club of Sarasota.” Sarasota History Alive. (accessed March 27, 2015).

Smith, Mark D. “The Watrous Hotel Overlooked Sarasota Bay.” Sarasota History Alive. (accessed March 26, 2015).

———-. “The Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918.” Sarasota History Alive. (accessed March 16, 2015).

“Souvenir of Sarasota, Fla.” Brochure. Courtesy of Sarasota County Historical Resources, Sarasota, Florida. Approved by Sarasota Board of Trade, Sarasota, Florida. 1915.   

Stieff, Harriet Burns. Personal Collection, Sarasota, Florida.

———–. Interviews by Joy Feagan and Kana Hummel. Sarasota, Florida. February 7, 2015 & March 5, 2015.

The Tampa Tribune. Sarasota County Historical Resources, Sarasota, Florida.

“World War I Service Cards.” State Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida. (accessed March 13, 2015).