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

Glenn Hammond Curtiss

“Fastest Man on Earth”

 

— Birthplace of Speed Park —

 
Glenn Hammond Curtiss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, May 9, 2019
1. Glenn Hammond Curtiss Marker
Inscription.  
On January 24, 1907, on Ormond
Beach, Curtiss seta a land speed
record of 136.4 MPH on his
V-8 powered motorcycle. He was
considered the “Fastest Man on
Earth” until 1911. Shortly after his
famous run, he entered the field
of aviation. Today he is known as
the “Father of Naval Aviation”
and the “Founder of the
American Aircraft Industry”.


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentRoads & VehiclesSports.
 
Location. 29° 17.555′ N, 81° 2.373′ W. Marker is in Ormond Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Ocean Shore Boulevard and Granada Blvd.,. Marker located within Birthplace Of Speed Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 Ocean Shore Boulevard, 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. Ormond Beach’s Longest Held Land Speed Record (a few steps from this marker); Birthplace Of Speed (a few steps from this marker); Beach Racers (within shouting distance of this marker); Ormond Fire House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ormond Garage (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans of the Korean War
Glenn Hammond Curtiss Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, May 9, 2019
2. Glenn Hammond Curtiss Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans of the Vietnam War (approx. 0.4 miles away); The World War Honor Roll (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ormond Beach.
 
Glenn Hammond Curtiss and his V-8 motorcycle image. Click for full size.
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3. Glenn Hammond Curtiss and his V-8 motorcycle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 24, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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