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“The Great Endurance Run”

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
1. "The Great Endurance Run" Marker
Inscription. On November 24, 1909 the "Autoists" participating in "The Great Endurance Run" reached the "Turn Around Checkpoint" at the Jacksonville City Hall which was located at this exact site. The location marked the halfway point for the "Drivers and Observers" of the eighteen automobiles that took part in the grueling, four day "Endurance Run" from Tampa to Jacksonville to Tampa to promote good roads for Florida. The event did, indeed, foster bond issues and highway construction throughout Florida. The original "Run" was sponsored by the Tampa Daily Times under the auspices of The Tampa Automobile Club with Coca Cola being advertising sponsors.
 
Erected 1984 by The Jacksonville Historical Society in cooperation with The "Autoists" participing in the seventy-fifth anniversary re-enactment of "The Great Endurance Run".
 
Location. 30° 19.643′ N, 81° 39.385′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker is on Ocean Street (U.S. 1/90) near E Adams Street (State Road 228), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jacksonville FL 32202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Florida Pharmacy Association ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
"The Great Endurance Run" Marker along Ocean Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
2. "The Great Endurance Run" Marker along Ocean Street
line); Seminole War Blockhouse Site ( about 300 feet away); The Beginning ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Duval County Vietnam Memorial and Veterans Eternal Flame ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Memorial 1861-1865 ( approx. 0.2 miles away); 1960 Civil Rights Demonstration ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Duval County ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Jacksonville's 1901 Fire ( approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
Regarding "The Great Endurance Run". The first place award was “The Tampa Times Trophy” and five acres of land in “Zephyrhills Colony” in the up and coming Pasco County area.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
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"The Great Endurance Run" Marker at Ocean and Adams Streets image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 15, 2012
3. "The Great Endurance Run" Marker at Ocean and Adams Streets
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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