Turtle Rock Academy Lecture Series – Spring 2018
Suncoast Empire: Bertha Honore Palmer, Her Family, and the Rise of Sarasota, 1910-1982
With Dr. Frank Cassell
The relationship was certainly beneficial for the Palmers, whose real estate profits were many times greater than the sum Bertha paid to purchase 140,000 acres. Their impact on Sarasota and Manatee Counties continues to this day. Dr. Cassell has written a fascinating and well-researched book on this topic. You may want to read it before his talk. He will have books to sign.