Venice in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Pioneer life demanded hard work, still there was time for fun. Sugar cane “grindings” yielded syrup, community turtle hunting provided meat that could be preserved by drying. The church and school gave spiritual and intellectual support and provided a center for many social activities.
Life was hard, beset by isolation and heavy physical labor, but the companionship, the wonderful climate and the pioneer spirit combined to offer a full measure of contentment.
By the end of the century, pioneer families began to accommodate winter visitors thus was launched the area’s thriving tourist and retirement industries.
Location. 27° 5.998′ N, 82° 27.154′ W. Marker is in Venice, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is on Venice Avenue West 0 miles west of Avenue Des Parques North, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Venice FL 34285, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Welcome to Heritage Court / Fred H. Albee, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord - Higel House Restoration Project (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1926 Article From "Venice News" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Venice Apartment District (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Calusa and Seminole Peoples (approx. 0.3 miles away); Venice (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kentucky Military Institute (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hotel Venice (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Venice.
More about this marker. This historical marker is located on Venice Avenue, halfway (about 0.5 miles) between where Venice Avenue crosses Business US 41 and the Venice Beach, on the Gulf coast. As you travel west on Venice Avenue, once you are beyond the downtown area, the avenue becomes a boulevard all the way to the Venice Beach, with a landscaped traffic island between the east and west lanes. This historic marker is situated mid-way between either end of this particular traffic island.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 630 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.