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PAY DIRT Burns Square in Sarasota is home to a number of buildings designed in the Mediterranean style. Photo by Scott Proffitt REAL ESTATE AND HUMOR VIE FOR SUPREMACY DURING CROCKER LECTURE By Scott Proffitt Staff Writer When you have a discussion panel that includes Bob Plunket and Jeff LaHurd, entertainment is guaranteed. The Historical Society of Sarasota County program in which they participated on Feb. 12 ��� Pay Dirt: How Sarasota Became a Real Estate Destination ��� proved no exception. son���s Historical Society lectures on local history, called Conversations at the Crocker. LaHurd, a history specialist at the Sarasota County History Center, has written a number of books on local history. In fact, Plunket asked LaHurd during the proPlunket has written about Sarasota for de- gram how many books he had written about cades; he is perhaps best known for his work Sarasota ��� was it 15 or 50; there being some in Sarasota Magazine, a sponsor of this sea- disagreement over the total.

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