see the side view of the old courthouse.
Walk around front and enter the 1st Manatee County courthouse, built in 1860 by Eziekel Glazier.
The year is 1860, no need for a fire in the stove, it is a hot summer day, the flies are buzzing, the mosquitoes are waiting on you and the judge will step out through the door and behind his desk any moment now.
The two tables wait for the lawyers or maybe not. you may be on your own...with only 2 people per sq mile in all of South Florida, there are not many lawyers. Or judges for that matter.
Pick a bench and get ready for the show and HOPE that you
will not be sitting in the chair below, reserved for the Guilty...
Back then justice was quick and you were guilty until proven innocent.
But they did provide a spittoon for you
It might be the last thing you do because you might be strung up in that tree if
it is The Hanging Judge