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Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — "Historic Jim Crow Section" — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
Jim Crow was not the name of a person, yet the name "Jim Crow" affected the lives of millions of people. From the 1880’s into the 1960's, a majority of American states enforced segregation through Jim Crow laws (so called after a black character in . . . — Map (db m105863) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1937-1938 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races — On 3.2 Mile Beach-Road Course — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Sept. 5, 1937 – 51.2 miles. 1st-Smokey Purser, ‘37 Ford; 2nd-Mike Cone; 3rd-Danny Murphy. July 10, 1938 – 150.4 miles. 1st-Danny Murphy, ’38 Ford; 2nd-Bill France; 3rd-Mike Cone. Sept. 5, 1938, 156.8 miles. 1st-Bill . . . — Map (db m134915) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1939 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races — On 3.2 Mile Beach-Road Course — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Mar. 19 – 156.8 miles. 1st–J. Sam Rice, '39 Mercury; 2nd–Bill France; 3rd–Joe Littlejohn July 4 – 160 miles. 1st–Stewart Joyce-'32 Ford; 2nd–Smokey Purser; 3rd–Bill Tanner Sept. 4 – . . . — Map (db m134937) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1940 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races — On 3.2 Mile Beach-Road Course — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Mar. 10 – 160 miles. 1st – Roy Hall, ’39 Ford; 2nd – Joe Littlejohn; 3rd – Cannonball Bob Baker July 7 – 160 miles. 1st – Bill France, ’39 Buick; 2nd – Joe Littlejohn; 3rd –Smokey Purser . . . — Map (db m134940) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1941 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races — On 3.2 Mile Beach-Road Course — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Mar. 2 – 160 miles . 1st – Roy Hall, Ford: 2nd – Smokey Purser; 3rd – Tommy Elmore Mar. 30 – 160 miles, 1st – Smokey Purser - ’39 Ford; 2nd – Roy Hall; 3rd – Joe Littlejohn July 27 . . . — Map (db m135026) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1946 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Apr. 14 – 160 miles . 1st – Red Byron,’39 Ford; 2nd – Joe Littlejohn ; 3rd – Ed Eng June 30 – 102.4 miles, 1st – Roy Hall, ’39 Ford; 2nd – Mickey Rhodes; 3rd – Gayle Warren — Map (db m135140) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1947 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races — On 3.2 Mile Beach - Road Course — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Jan. 26 – 160 miles . 1st – Red Byron,’39 Ford; 2nd – Louis Pickett; ; 3rd – Lee Morgan Mar. 9 – 96 miles. 1st – Bob Flock - ’39 Ford; 2nd – Huch Lanford; 3rd – Glenn Dunnaway Aug. 17 . . . — Map (db m135144) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1948 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races — On 3.2 Mile Beach - Road Course — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Feb 15 – 149.6 miles. 1st – Red Byron,’39 Ford; 2nd – Marshall Teagues ; 3rd – Raymond Parks with Bob Flock in relief Aug. 8 – 149.6 miles. 1st – Fonty Flock, ’39 Ford; 2nd – Bill Snowden; 3rd . . . — Map (db m135146) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1949 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races — On 4.3 Mile Beach-Road Course — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Jan. 16 – 201.1 miles . 1st – Marshall Teague, ’39 Ford; 2nd – Speedy Thompson ; 3rd – Crash Waller Inaugural Daytona Strictly Stock Race on 4.15 mile Beach – Road Course July 10 – 166 miles, 1st . . . — Map (db m135150) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1950 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races — On 3.2b Mile Beach-Road Course — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Feb. 4 – 102.5 mile Modified Race. . 1st – Gober Sosebee, ’39 Ford; 2nd – Fireball Roberts; 3rd – Red Cummings . Feb. 5 –1 96.8 miles Grand National Race. 1st –Harold Kite, - ’49 Lincoln; 2nd – Red . . . — Map (db m135222) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1951 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races — 1951 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Feb. 10 – 159.9 mile Sportsmen’s Race. 1st – Gober Sosebee, ’39 Ford; 2nd – Frankie Schneider; 3rd Tim Flock Feb. 11 –1 59.9 mile Grand National Race. 1st –Marshall Teague., -‘ 51 Hudson; 2nd – Tim Flock, . . . — Map (db m135223) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1952 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races — On 4.1 Mile Beach-Road Course — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Feb. 9, 1952 98.4 Mile Modified - Sportsmen’s Race Modified Finishers 1st – Jag Smith, ’39 Ford; 2nd - Curtis Turner; 3rd – Joe Weatherly. *Tim Flock finished first, but disqualified. Sportsman Finishers 1st (12th overall) . . . — Map (db m135231) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1953 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races — On 4.1 Mile Beach-Road Course — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Feb. 14 98.4 Mile Modified - Sportsman Race Modified Finishers 1st – Cotton Ownens, ’38 Plymouth (Chrysler Engine); 2nd - Ralph Moody; 3rd – Earl Moses Sportsman Finishers 1st (11th overall) – Curtis Turner; ’39 Ford; 2nd . . . — Map (db m135512) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 1954 Daytona Beach Stock Car Races — On 4.1 Mile Beach-Road Course — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Feb. 19 - 102.5 mile Sportsman Race 1st – Dick Joslin, ’39 Ford; 2nd - Joe Wolf; 3rd – Gwyn Staley Feb. 20 – 123 Mile Modified – Sportsman Race 1st – Cotton Owens, ’38 Plymouth (Chrysler Engine); – 2nd . . . — Map (db m135516) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 38th Running Daytona 500 — 1996 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
1996 Daytona 500 Champion Dale Jarrett #88 — Map (db m108452) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 39th Running Daytona 500 — 1997 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
1997 Daytona 500 Champion Jeff Gordon #24 — Map (db m108448) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 40th Running Daytona 500 — 1998 — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
Daytona 500 Champion Dale Earnhardt #3 — Map (db m108445) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 41st Running Daytona 500 — 1999 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
1999 Daytona 500 Champion Jeff Gordon #24 — Map (db m108451) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 42nd Running Daytona 500 — 2000 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2000 Daytona 500 Champion Dale Jarrett #88 — Map (db m108434) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 43rd Running Daytona 500 — 2001 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2001 Daytona 500 Champion Michael Waltrip #15 — Map (db m108433) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 44th Running Daytona 500 — 2002 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2002 Daytona 500 Champion Ward Burton #22 — Map (db m108450) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 45th Running Daytona 500 — 2003 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2003 Daytona 500 Champion Michael Waltrip #15 — Map (db m108449) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 46th Running Daytona 500 — 2004 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2004 Daytona 500 Champion Dale Earnhardt Jr #8 — Map (db m108447) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 47th Running Daytona 500 — 2005 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2005 Daytona 500 Champion Jeff Gordon #24 — Map (db m108552) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 48th Running Daytona 500 — 2006 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2006 Daytona 500 Champion Jimmie Johnson #48 — Map (db m108444) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 49th Running Daytona 500 — 2007 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2007 Daytona 500 Champion Kevin Harvick #29 — Map (db m108443) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 50th Running Daytona 500 — 2008 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2008 Daytona 500 Champion Ryan Newman #12 — Map (db m108442) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 51st Running Daytona 500 — 2009 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2009 Daytona 500 Champion Matt Kenseth #17 — Map (db m108441) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 52nd Running Daytona 500 — 2010 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2010 Daytona 500 Champion Jamie McMurray #17 — Map (db m129531) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 53rd Running Daytona 500 — 2011 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2011 Daytona 500 Champion Trevor Bayne #21 — Map (db m108439) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 54th Running Daytona 500 — 2012 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2012 Daytona 500 Champion Matt Kenseth #17 — Map (db m108438) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 55th Running Daytona 500 — 2013 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2013 Daytona 500 Champion Jimmie Johnson #48 — Map (db m108437) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 56th Running Daytona 500 — 2014 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2014 Daytona 500 Champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88 — Map (db m108436) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 57th Running Daytona 500 — 2015 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2015 Daytona 500 Champion Joey Lagano #22 — Map (db m108435) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 58th Running Daytona 500 — 2016 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2016 Daytona 500 Champion Denny Hamlin #11 — Map (db m108432) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 59th Running Daytona 500 — 2017 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2017 Daytona 500 Champion Kurt Busch #41 — Map (db m108431) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 60th Running Daytona 500 — 2018 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2018 Daytona 500 Champion Austin Dillon #3 — Map (db m124750) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 61st Running Daytona 500 — 2019 Champion — Daytona International Speedway Walk Of Fame —
2019 Daytona 500 Champion Denny Hamlin #11 — Map (db m136984) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — A Gifted Athlete — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Jackie Robinson excelled as an all-round athlete. He demonstrated exceptional athletic ability from an early age, combined with a fierce competitive nature and a will to win.

Some have called Jackie Robinson the greatest American athlete, . . . — Map (db m108553) HM

Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Althea Gibson — Barrier Breaker — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —

Althea Gibson overcame unbelievable odds to achieve international acclaim and success. Her journey from the violent streets of Harlem to the royal courts of Wimbledon reveals strength of character and her remarkable composure in the face of . . . — Map (db m105789) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Baseball Legend — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
As a gifted UCLA athlete, Jackie Robinson played in all four of the so called major sports. Ironically, he was a star in all except baseball, and yet baseball was the sport that would immortalize him. In 1945, Jackie Robinson played his rookie . . . — Map (db m108472) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Betty Jane France — NASCAR Matriarch and Philanthropist
Dedicated to a champion of Women's and Children's Health As the founder of our state-of-the-art children's center, Speediatrics, we are proud to honor and pay tribute to an icon of our community Betty Jane France. This statue assures . . . — Map (db m107397) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Breaks Major League Baseball Color Barrier — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
In 1945, Jackie Robinson was a Negro League standout in his rookie year with the Kansas City Monarchs, batting .387. While Jackie excelled in the field and base paths he was not considered the best compared to such renowned players as Satchel Paige . . . — Map (db m108473) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Civil Rights Pioneer — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Jackie Robinson, A Man Most Noted For His Athletic Skills, As A True Pioneer For Civil Rights In America. While In The Army He Was Court-Martialed For Refusing To Move To The Back Of A Bus In Fort Hood, Texas. He Won Acquittal On All Charges. After . . . — Map (db m108481) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Confederate Memorial — 1861        1961
Given in loving memory of our Confederate dead by the Southern citizens of Daytona Beach Sponsored by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Chapter 1955Map (db m46876) WM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Confederate Veterans
(first plaque) In honor of each Confederate Veteran, known and unknown, buried in East Volusia County Jasper J. Allman • Jesse Bennett • Simmons Bennett • Z. H. Bennett • Jackson D. Brooke • Rufus D. Brooke • Wm. W. Carter • . . . — Map (db m46909) WM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Dale Earnhardt — NASCAR Champion — Daytona International Speedway —
Dale Earnhardt All Time Victory Leader At Daytona 34 Wins — Map (db m106980) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Daytona 200
This monument was presented to the City of Daytona Beach by the people and companies listed below to preserve the memories of motorcycle racing on this beach and South Atlantic Avenue nine miles south of this point Start of the . . . — Map (db m132583) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Daytona International Speedway
Known as the ”World Center of Racing,” Daytona International Speedway was founded by Bill France Sr. and officially opened its doors in 1959 for the inaugural DAYTONA 500. Thanks to the $400 million redevelopment project dabbed . . . — Map (db m124813) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — E. Glenn “Fireball” Roberts — January 20, 1929 July 2, 1964
He brought to stock car racing a freshness, distinction, a championship quality that surpassed the rewards collected by the checkered flag. Florida Sportswriters’ Award for the most outstanding athlete, 1958 Voted NASCAR's Most Popular . . . — Map (db m107367) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Early Beginnings — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia, the grandson of a slave and the son of a sharecropper. In 1920, Jack's father, Jerry, abandoned his wife, Mallie, and their five children, Edgar, Frank, Mack, Willa Mae, and . . . — Map (db m108480) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Exceptional Athletic Ability — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Jackie Robinson Demonstrated Exceptional Athletic Ability, A Fierce Competitive Nature And A Will To Win. It Has Been Suggested That Jackie Robinson Could Have Mastered Any Game. As A Student At UCLA, Jackie Robinson Became The First Athlete To Win . . . — Map (db m108471) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — First Church of Christ, Scientist
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m35997) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — First Spring Training — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
As Billy Rowe, Chief Photographer For The Pittsburg Courier And Constant Companion During The Robinson’s First Spring Training Related: “When The Royals Were Playing In (Sanford) Florida, Robinson Got A Hit, Stole Second, Went To Third On A . . . — Map (db m108474) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Halifax Lodge No. 81
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m50824) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Hall Of Famer — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Jackie Robinson started his Major League rookie season at the age of 28 and played 10 seasons from 1947 to 1956. He played in six World Series and is credited with winning the 1955 World Series for the Dodgers. Robinson was named the sport's first . . . — Map (db m108479) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — F-1046 — Historic Childhood Home of Dr. Howard Thurman
Side 1 Born in West Palm Beach in 1899, Dr. Howard Washington Thurman spent much of his childhood in this house. Built circa 1888, the house was owned by Nancy Ambrose, Thurman's maternal grandmother, a former slave whose faith influenced . . . — Map (db m146213) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Ivey's Building
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m44240) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson
This statue was dedicated September 15, 1990 by Rachel Robinson Formally known as City Island Ball Park, this is the site of the first racially integrated spring training game which was played on March 17, 1946 between the Brooklyn Dodgers and . . . — Map (db m105716) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jackie And Rachel Robinson Arrive In Daytona Beach — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
On Thursday February 28, 1946, two weeks after their marriage, Rachel and Jackie boarded an American Airlines propeller flight from Los Angeles to Daytona Beach. The flight’s first stop was at New Orleans and arrived on Friday March 1st about 7:00 . . . — Map (db m108478) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jackie Robinson — Barrier Breaker — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Jack Roosevelt Robinson was the first African-American to break the modern day Major League Baseball color barrier. His extraordinary baseball skills, appealing personality, intelligence and courage, contributed to make this significant . . . — Map (db m105750) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jackie Robinson Ballpark
Site of the first racially integrated professional baseball game in modern history March 17, 1946 Jackie Roosevelt Robinson, a member of the International League’s Montreal Royals, integrated professional baseball by playing in a spring . . . — Map (db m105744) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum
May 7, 1938 Pasadena Junior College Jackie Robinson established a National Junior College record in long jump with a jump of 25 Feet 6½ inches — Map (db m105871) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jackie Robinson Memorial — Riverwalk And Ball Park Museum
The City Of Daytona Beach In Sincere Appreciation Recognizes The Following Major Contributions For The Jackie Robinson Riverwalk And Ball Park Museum: County Of Volusia ECHO Grant Program The Department Of State Division Of . . . — Map (db m108857) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jackie's First MLB Spring Training Game — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
“When I got home, I felt as though I had won some kind of victory. I had a new opinion of the people in the town (Daytona Beach). I knew of course, that everyone wasn’t pulling for me to make good, but I was sure that the whole world wasn’t . . . — Map (db m108475)
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Jessup's Building
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m44188) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Mary McLeod Bethune — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Just as carefully as Branch Rickey chose Jackie Robinson, he chose Daytona Beach as the site for his "noble experiment.” Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College was born July 10, 1875, in Maysville, South Carolina. She was . . . — Map (db m106464) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 86000025 — Merchants Bank Building — Halifax Historical Museum
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m34919) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Ormond's Flying Mile 1904
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. . . . — Map (db m133108) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Persian Gulf War Memorial
The Desert Storm Support Group of the Halifax Area proudly honor our men and women who served with pride in the Persian Gulf War January 16, 1991 - February 27, 1991 — Map (db m50563) WM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Rachel Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Rachel Isum and Jack Roosevelt Robinson met in 1941, when she was a freshman-nursing student and he a senior and star athlete at the University of California, Los Angeles. They became engaged as Jackie went into the Army as a private and left as a . . . — Map (db m106202) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing On The Beach — Daytona Beach
Automobile racing on the beach comprised two distinct periods spanning 1903 - 1935 and 1936 - 1958. The 1903 - 1935 period was filled with speed record attempts and other related exciting beach events. These years began with the first timed run . . . — Map (db m132893) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing On The Beach 1903 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Also in March, Winton races against the “Pirate” brought here by Ransom E. Olds, originator of Oldsmobile and REO vehicles. The “Pirate” driven by H.T. Thomas is barely beaten by the “Bullet” in this . . . — Map (db m134175) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing On The Beach 1903
In March the first automobile speed meet is held on Ormond/Daytona Beaches. Alexander Winton drives his “Bullet “ to 68.198 MPH on 1 kilometer course for first beach record. — Map (db m134176) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing On The Beach 1904 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
In January, William K. Vanderbilt sets first world record on beach at Winter Speed Carnival with 1 mile run of 92.307 MPH in Mercedes. Glenn H. Curtiss, American aviator pioneer makes first official 60 MPH motorcycle run. Powered by one of the . . . — Map (db m134177) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1905 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
100 mph barrier on beach falls to H.L. Bowden at 109.756 mph in Mercedes Arthur MacDonald disputes weight of Bowden’s Mercedes and runs 104.651 mph in Napier. Both get official record speed Henry Ford brings his factory team for . . . — Map (db m134180) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1906 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
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Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1910 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Barney Oldfield crowned Speed King of the World drives "Lightening Benz" 133.724 mph in measured mile and describes acceleration as the sensation of riding a rocket through space World’s first twin engine airplane flight, albeit . . . — Map (db m134237) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1911 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
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Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1912 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Use of Daytona Beach measured mile begins two straight tracks on beach used. First is 9 miles long and second is five miles long. Timed mile is in the middle. — Map (db m134244) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1919 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Ralph DePalma driving champion and winner of hundreds of races, sets new 1 mile record driving 905 cubic inch V-12 powered Packard on the beach at 149.875 mph. DePalma also sets world records for distances of 2 to 20 miles and standing . . . — Map (db m134338) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1920 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Fighting flames at end of run, Tommy Milton drives twin engine Duesenberg to new world land speed record of 156.046 mph for measured mile. Milton replaces DePalma as world record holder of all distances up to 5 miles. — Map (db m134346) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1922
In April, Sig Haugdahl is first to break 3 miles per minute with run of 180.270 mph driving “Wisconsin Special” powered by modified aircraft engine. — Map (db m134481) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1927 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
In March Major H.O.D. Segrave sets world record and is first to break 200 mph barrier with two way average run of 203.792 mph. Within 1 hour period driving 1000 horsepower Sunbeam Mystery. Segrave experiences severe wind buffet against head . . . — Map (db m134543) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1928 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Greatest beach speed battle in history involves several top rivals driving radically different vehicles. England’s Capt. Malcolm Campbell sets world record driving ???? cubic inch 900 horsepower Bluebird at 206.956 mph. In April, American . . . — Map (db m134548) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1928 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Two months after crashing into surf in his innovative 182 cubic inch twin supercharged V-16 powered “Stutz Black Hawk” Frank Lockhart returns and runs 198.292 mph on first attempt. Approaching Measured Mile at 225 mph for return . . . — Map (db m135139) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1929 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Major Seagrave sets record driving Napier Aircraft engined “Golden Arrow” at 231.362 mph. Seagrave eventually knighted for Land & Speedboat records. — Map (db m134550) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1930
Packard chassis powered Cummins diesel engine runs measured mile and sets first American record by diesel powered automobile. Kaye Don, driving the stunning 31 foot long “Sunbeam Silver Bullet”, the longest car to race on the beach, . . . — Map (db m134604) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1931
After taking 3 years to develop a new 1350 horsepower Napier engined “Bluebird” Malcolm Campbell arrives to attempt breaking the 240 mph barrier. In February, he sets 1 mile world record of 245.733 mph. Chessie Cummins is first to . . . — Map (db m134608) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1932 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Knighted for contributions to science of engineering & high speed, Sir Malcolm Campbell returns and sets world record of 253.968 mph. Campbell’s next goal is 300 mph. — Map (db m134644) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1933 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Campbell drives “Bluebird” powered by Rolls-Royce aircraft engine. Exceptional torque and 2500 horsepower cause problems but Campbell runs World Record of 272.108mph. — Map (db m134645) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1935
In March, Campbell returns and breaks 300 mph with speed of 330 mph on first leg of two way run. High winds on return run hold World Record to 276.820 mph. — Map (db m134796) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1936 — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
With land speed record runs on these sands ended, a new type of speed event began here when stock cars raced on 3.2 mile beach–road course. 27 starters ran south on paved road A1A and north of the beach, struggling through a turn at each . . . — Map (db m134884) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1936 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Inaugural Daytona Beach stock car race 240 on 3.2 mile beach road course qualifying speeds from 58.6 to 70.39 mph. Milt Marion in ’36 ford convertible declared winner at average speed just over 52 mph; 2nd- Bea Shaw; 3rd- Tommy Elmore; 4th- Sam . . . — Map (db m134904) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1937-1938 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
North and South Turns of the Beach – Road Course improved to minimize rutting. Sig Haugdahl and Bill France secured Elks Club funding for the 1937 race. For 1938, Bill France and Charlie Reese promoted and financed races. — Map (db m135566) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1939 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Before the first race, a rules change allowed higher compression ratios for increased speeds. Second race won by 1932 Ford with no fenders nor windshield. Prompting rules change to ensure strictly stock appearance. Third race thrilled spectators . . . — Map (db m135567) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1940 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
In first race, a car flipped on its roof. Driver being loaded into an ambulance regained consciousness, got help uprighting car, reentered race to finish 15th. Cannonball Bob Baker, who worked at France’s local gas station, outran him for third . . . — Map (db m135572) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1941 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Four races, in first race, Lloyd Seay dazzled crowd with flat out driving. Often cornering on 2 wheels. He flipped twice in race but still finished 7th. Seay’s cousin, Roy Hale, was winner and Smokey Purser runner-up. Lloyd Seay finished 4th in . . . — Map (db m135577) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1946 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Grandstands rotted during war years. Rented circus bleachers used at first postwar race won by disabled veteran, Red Byron, after Roy Hall’s car broke. Convincing win in other race by Roy Hall. After competing in all 16 Beach-Road course races, . . . — Map (db m135775) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1947 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Red Byron easily won January race. Bob Flock won March and August races. Raymond Parks owned cars that won many pre-war Daytona races and won all 5 Beach- Road races in 1946-1947. Auto Racing , founded Dec. 14, 1947, when Bill France convened . . . — Map (db m135776) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1948 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Displeasure over public road closing prompted Bill France to eliminate time trials before some Daytona Races. He moved south to more remote Ponce Inlet course. First NASCAR sanctioned race ever held was held here on new Beach-Road course Feb 15, . . . — Map (db m135789) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1949 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Ponce Inlet course lengthened to 4.3 miles. January race with 75 starters won by local driver/mechanic, Marshal Teague. Switch to newer car strictly stock rule for July. Red Byron drove winning 1949 Olds wrenched by Red Vogt. 3 women raced. Ethel . . . — Map (db m136136) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1950 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Beginning of February “Speedweek” format with Saturday Modified race and Sunday Grand National race, formerly strictly stock. Modified race had 17 cars crash on first lap and 6 more crash after restart. Nearly 2/3 of Modified entrants . . . — Map (db m136139) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1951 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Less powerful “Sportsmen’s” cars specified for Speedweek’s 1st race as lower speeds were sought. Many of 91 starting Sportsmen’s cars were detuned modifieds without dual carburetors and racing heads. A racer flipped into dune area . . . — Map (db m136143) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1952 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Sportsman cars (formerly Sportsmen’s) ran in same race with Modified’s Modified-Sportman race had 118 starting drivers with 1st 11 finishers in modifieds. Roll bars became mandatory. Tim Flock finished 1st but disqualified for improper (wooden) . . . — Map (db m136170) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1953 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
All starting positions determined by speed in measured mile on beach straight. Modified – Sportsman race had 136 cars take green flag and massive pileup on first lap. 85 cars failed to finish. Top 10 finishers were modifieds. Cotton Owens . . . — Map (db m136174) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1954 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
1st Speedweek triple header. Top 50 finishers in Friday’s Sportsman race would run with Modifieds on Saturday when 104 cars started . Dick Kaufman 1st stock car racer fatality on beach. Sunday’s Grand National race saw Lee Petty declared winner . . . — Map (db m136312) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1955 — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Big incentive money offered to winner. If running fish carburetor, Speedy Thompson claims money, winning Sportsman race by 2.5 minutes, bad crash on lap 20 ended Modified Sportsman race. Al Boggs, seriously burned, dragged from fire by Cotton . . . — Map (db m136796) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial
To the memory of the known Revolutionary Soldiers who removed to Florida Evan Andress • John Bessent • John Brown • Henry Edwards • John Fletcher • William Gay • Zachariah Gherkins • Morton Gray • James Hall • Joab Horne • Amos Latham • John Liles . . . — Map (db m46877) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Roberto Clemente — Barrier Breaker — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Roberto Clemente Walker Was One Of The Greatest Baseball Players Ever To Play Right Field. His Pride And Humanitarianism Won Him Universal Admiration. Despite An Unorthodox Batting Style, The Pirates’ Great Won Four Batting Crowns And Amassed 3,000 . . . — Map (db m105773) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 83001442 — S. H. Kress and Co. Building
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m34573) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Seabreeze High School
Seabreeze High School Erected in 1916 on this location served the Daytona Beach Peninsula Service Terminated 1983 — Map (db m136288) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Shirley Chisholm — Barrier Breaker — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
In 1968, Shirley Anita Chisholm, known as “Fighting Shirley Chisholm”, a former educator and member of the New York State Assembly, became the first black woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress. Known for her incisive debating style . . . — Map (db m105812) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Sports Memories — Jackie Robinson — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Jackie Robinson excelled in all sports. On May 7, 1938, while at Pasadena Junior College, he set a National Junior College record in long jump with a jump of 25 feet 6½ inches. This record was previously held by Jackie’s older brother Mack, . . . — Map (db m108476) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — F-289 — St. Mary's Episcopal Church
The Florida frontier remained relatively empty until after the Civil War. During the late 1860's, both northerners and native southerners perceived great potential in Florida. Among the places they settled was Tomoka, which became Daytona in 1871. . . . — Map (db m34697) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — The Bluebirds — Racing on the Beach — Ormond/Daytona Beach —
Year • Record Speed • H.P. • Engine Type 1928 • 206.056 mph • 900v • Napier Aircraft 1931 • 245.733 mph • 1350 • Napier Aircraft 1932 • 253.968 mph • 1500 • Napier Aircraft 1933 • 272.108 mph • 2500 • Rolls-Royce Aircraft 1935 • . . . — Map (db m134877) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — The Old Kings Road
Crossed north to south near this site. This road was constructed from 1763-1773 by the English, connecting St. Augustine north to St. Mary's River and south to New Smyrna, Florida. First originated as an Indian trail, and later improved by the . . . — Map (db m45478) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — The Ormond Garage — Daytona Beach
The Ormond Garage. America’s first “Gasoline Ally”, was built on Granada Boulevard in 1904 by oil and rail magnate Henry M. Flagler for the use of racers and wealthy patrons. The building was destroyed by fire in 1976. — Map (db m132909) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — 88000974 — United States Post Office
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m35885) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Valor
In memory of the sons and daughters of this community who served in the wars of their country ⋆   ⋆   ⋆ In grateful appreciation City of Daytona Beach Florida 1963 They have not sacrificed in vain as long as you remember . . . — Map (db m46842) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of our great country who helped preserve us a free nation — Map (db m106539) WM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Veterans Memorial — Daytona Memorial Park
Dedicated To Those Who Served Our Country United States Air Force Robert B. Dorsey · Francis J. Bousquet · Sal J. Devincenzo · Robert C. Kellerman · John J. Adazzio · James F. Bailey · Michael L. Myerson · Kenneth H. Wilson · William F. . . . — Map (db m107425) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Wendell Smith And Billy Rowe — Crusading Journalists — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
Wendell Smith, (Sports Columnist) And Billy Rowe, (Photographer) Worked For The Pittsburgh Courier, Once The Country’s Most Widely Circulated Black Newspapers With A National Circulation Of Almost 200,000. The Courier Sought To Empower African . . . — Map (db m106505) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — William H. G. France & Anne Bledsoe France
A Tribute to the Founders of NASCAR and the Builders of Daytona International Speedway. — Map (db m106813) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — Willie O’Ree — Barrier Breaker — Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —
January 18, 1958, a strong, diligent athlete by the name of Willie O’Ree broke the color barrier in the National Hockey League. Playing with the Boston Bruins in Montreal, against the Canadians. Often referred to as the “Jackie Robinson of . . . — Map (db m106466) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Daytona Beach — World War I Memorial — 1914        1918
To the honor and glory of the East Volusia County boys who gave their services and of those who gave their lives in the World War ⋆ Allston Dryer ⋆ Arthur Helm ⋆ Charles F. Hickman ⋆ James R. McConnell . . . — Map (db m46852) HM

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