FLOR500, Garden 442 William H. Whitaker, Pioneer (1821–1888) Considered the first person of European descent to settle in Sarasota, William H. Whitaker built his house on Yellow Bluffs, on Sarasota Bay and earned money by selling dried salt mullet and dried roe to Cuban traders who sailed up and down the coast. In 1847, he went into the cattle business with his famous ’47 herd. He also served as sheriff of Manatee County.
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William H. Whitaker, Pioneer

 

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William H. Whitaker, Pioneer

(1821–1888)

Considered the first person of European descent to settle in Sarasota, William H. Whitaker built his house on Yellow Bluffs, on Sarasota Bay and earned money by selling dried salt mullet and dried roe to Cuban traders who sailed up and down the coast. In 1847, he went into the cattle business with his famous ’47 herd.  He also served as sheriff of Manatee County.

 

 



 

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