© Author Adventures
© Author Adventures

Walter Farley, author of the classic book published in 1941, The Black Stallion, had a beach house in Venice, Florida, and was honored with a literary landmark at the Venice Public Library, where you can see an exhibit about the author, according to the Herald-Tribune of Sarasota. The classic became a series, written from his home in Venice. (The home is not open to the public.)

Also see the fan website called “theblackstallion.com,” which was created by the author’s son.

Venice (population around 23,000) is mostly known for its beautiful beach, so head there after seeing the library exhibit.

The Venice Public Library is the second stop on Florida Trail #3!

Patricia Smart