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THE OTHER BROTHER The original Sarasota County Courthouse stands tall above buildings of the much newer Judicial Center in downtown Sarasota. Photos by Scott Proffitt CHARLES RINGLING PLAYED A VERY IMPORTANT BUT DIFFERENT ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SARASOTA By Scott Proffitt Staff Writer It would be difficult to visit Sarasota and not flects the Brother in The Shadow, Charles hear of John Ringling and the role he played in Ringling. this community. If you live here, the Ringling Not coincidentally, that was the title of the imprint can seem even more pervasive to you. latest lecture on Sarasota history sponsored Streets, buildings, parks, museums, bridges by The Historical Society of Sarasota County ��� you can hardly step out of your front door in its series Conversawithout stumbling tions at The Crocker. over some architecturThe Tuesday, Dec. 12, al icon with the name These boys got together; they saw program was held ��� ���Ringling��� attached to a circus in McGregor, IA; it transformed like the others ���in it. their lives. They decided they wanted to the venerable Crocker Memorial Church in But did you know become circus owners. Sarasota. The lecture Ringling Boulevard Deborah Walk Tibbals Curator of the Circus hosts were Deborah was not named after Museum and Historical Documents Walk and Ron McCaJohn? The honor re-

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