Venice in Sarasota County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
1926 Article From “Venice News”
"A fair estimate of the date when this mammoth perished would be about half a million years ago," Dr. Gidley said. The beasts lived in the Pleistocene Age which was the last geologic era preceding modern times. It lasted about a million years and ended about 25,000 years ago. In the Pleistocene era, Florida was thickly inhabited by many varieties of gigantic beasts.
Dr. Gidley said Florida had periods when the peninsula was higher above water than it is now, and other periods when parts of the state were lower or completely covered by the sea. But there is no doubt that most of what is now Florida has been above water since early geological periods, say fifty million years.
Erected by Ronald W. Higel D.D.S.
Location. 27° 5.994′ N, 82° 27.301′ W. Marker is in Venice, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker is on Venice Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 631 Venice Avenue, Venice FL 34285, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Calusa and Seminole Peoples (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); Venice Army Air Base (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Heritage Court / Fred H. Albee, M.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lord - Higel House Restoration Project (approx. ¼ mile away); Venice Apartment District (approx. ¼ mile away); Venice (approx. half a mile away); Kentucky Military Institute (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Venice.
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