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Near Venice in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Loring Lovell

1938 - 1994

— Utilities Department Director —

 
 
Loring Lovell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Julie Szabo, January 20, 2008
1. Loring Lovell Marker
Inscription.  Loring Lovell exemplified a dedication to the preservation of Florida's water resources, environment, and rich cultural heritage. In recognition of his wisdom, foresight and efforts to provide potable water for Sarasota County residents, the Loring Lovell Interpretive Trail, dedicated to his memory, is an expression of appreciation for his service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment.
 
Location. 27° 7.727′ N, 82° 19.937′ W. Marker is near Venice, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker can be reached from Mabry Carlton Parkway. Marker is in the T Mabry Carlton Jr Memorial Reserve. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 Mabry Carlton Pkwy, Venice FL 34292, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edgewood (approx. 6.4 miles away); Venice Post Office (approx. 6½ miles away); Prehistoric Man Lived Here/Spring Was Once a Cave (approx. 6½ miles away); Colonel George Kumpe Bridge (approx. 6.8 miles away); Knight Memorial/Area First Cemetery
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(approx. 6.9 miles away); Gunther Gebel-Williams (approx. 6.9 miles away); Curry Family / Wading Birds (approx. 6.9 miles away); History of Nokomis / Fred Albee (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Venice.
 
Regarding Loring Lovell. Loring G. Lovell, director of Sarasota County utilities deptartment, 1979-1989, and the deptartment’s water resources development coordinator from 1989 to 1994, was remembered at a dedication ceremony as a major force in acquiring the MacArthur-Ringling 24,312 acres tract, renamed Carlton Memorial Reserve, and developing it as potable water source. Lovell died May 13, 1994 after twelve year battle with lymphoma, at age 55, and the county board has approved a six mile interpretive trail on the Reserve in his name.
~Water Desalination Report, Vol. 30, issue 40, 13 October 1994. "Sarasota County finally achieved its own water source."
 
Loring Lovell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Julie Szabo, January 20, 2008
2. Loring Lovell Marker
Nearby park sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Julie Szabo, January 20, 2008
3. Nearby park sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,454 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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