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Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ormond's Flying Mile 1904

 
 
Ormond's Flying Mile 1904 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
1. Ormond's Flying Mile 1904 Marker
Inscription.  
Ormond’s Flying Mile, used 1904 – 1911, is 1 mile midpoint of 5 mile course beginning at Granada Blvd. and ending past Seabreeze Blvd. The first streamliner to run on the beach. The Baker electric “Torpedo Kid”, driven by W.J. Hastings sets record for electric cars of just under a mile a minute.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentRoads & VehiclesSports.
 
Location. 29° 13.647′ N, 81° 0.422′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from N. Atlantic Avenue near Ocean Ave. Marker located beachside near Daytona Beach Pier. The best way to see this marker is to park in the parking garage on the west side of Atlantic Avenue. Walk over the pedestrian bridge on the second floor, keep walking past the shops and restaurants toward the ocean. The marker is a distance on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Ocean Avenue, Daytona Beach FL 32118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Racing On The Beach 1904 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1905 (a
Ormond's Flying Mile 1904 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
2. Ormond's Flying Mile 1904 Marker
few steps from this marker); Racing On The Beach 1903 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1906 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Racing On The Beach 1903 (a few steps from this marker); Racing on the Beach 1907 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ormond Garage (within shouting distance of this marker); Racing on the Beach 1910 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
The Measured Mile image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of The Halifax Museum
3. The Measured Mile
A Salute To Racing image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 28, 2018
4. A Salute To Racing
A Walk Through Racing History In The Daytona Beach Area
Records
Reveries
Heroes
Speed On The Beach
1903 - 1935
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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