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

Oscar Scherer State Park

 
 
Oscar Scherer State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, January 20, 2008
1. Oscar Scherer State Park Marker
Inscription.
Bequeathed by his daughter
Elsa Scherer Burrows 1884-1955
in memory of her father 1856-1923
"That man may last, but never lives,
who much receives, but nothing gives;
whom none can love, - whom none can thank,
creation's blot, creation's blank."

                    When Jesus Dwelt
Thomas Gibbons 1720-1785

 
Location. 27° 10.228′ N, 82° 28.537′ W. Marker is in Osprey, Florida, in Sarasota County. Marker can be reached from South Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41). Touch for map. Marker is located in Oscar Scherer State Park, just past the gatehouse on your left. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey FL 34229, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Osprey School (approx. 2.3 miles away); Historic Spanish Point (approx. 2.4 miles away); Laurel Turpentine and Lumber Industry (approx. 2.9 miles away); Casey's Pass (approx. 4 miles away); Nokomis School (approx. 4.1 miles away); Venice Army Air Base (approx. 5 miles away); The Calusa and Seminole Peoples (approx. 5 miles away); 1926 Article From "Venice News" (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Osprey.
 
Regarding Oscar Scherer State Park.
Oscar Scherer State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, January 20, 2008
2. Oscar Scherer State Park Marker
Oscar Scherer invented a process for dyeing shoe leather in 1872. Scherer's daughter Elsa willed the family's 462 acre South Creek Ranch to the state in 1955. After a year of preparation, Oscar Scherer State Recreation Area was opened to the public in 1956. In 1991, an additional 922 acres were purchased increasingd the park's total acreage to 1384 acres.
~http://www.floridastateparks.org/oscarscherer/docs/brochure.pdf
 
Categories. EnvironmentNatural Resources
 
The park entrance image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, January 20, 2008
3. The park entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,516 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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