Discovering the Suncoast - How Fig Newtons developed Anna Maria Island

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Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 7:51 AM EDT
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SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Newtons, originally Fig Newtons, were invented in 1891. That invention was a defining moment for one of our most popular beach destinations. This tasty treat gave us the million-dollar beach views we have today on Anna Maria Island.

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