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Bethune-Volusia Beach Marker Side 2 image, Touch for more information
By Tim Fillmon, April 16, 2019
Bethune-Volusia Beach Marker Side 2
Florida (Volusia County), Bethune Beach — F-940 — Bethune-Volusia Beach
(Side 1) When Daytona Beach was founded in 1876 two of its founders, John Tolliver and Thaddeus S. Gooden, were African American. Over the years, Jim Crow laws changed the state drastically, and by the 1920s, African Americans were banned . . . — Map (db m136030) HM
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 — 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
Florida (Volusia County), DeBary — F-155 — DeBary Hall / Florida Federation of Art, Inc.
DeBary HallBuilt in 1871 by Baron Frederick de Bary. Born 1815 in Germany of Belgian descent, de Bary came to New York in 1840 as agent for Mumm's Champagne. His estate of many hundred acres here in Florida was a hunting and fishing preserve . . . — Map (db m46164) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Bell #8 — "The Eloise Chimes" — 1915 —
This bell was part of a set of 11 chimes originally designed for a Methodist Church in Pennsylvania. Lincoln Hulley, Stetson University's second president, acquired the bells in 1915 and they were mounted in the cupola of Elizabeth Hall. When the . . . — Map (db m46817) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Circa 1883
This site has a long history with the "written word." On April 7, 1883, the first issue of the Orange Ridge Echo was printed here in a wood-frame building. This paper later became the Chronicle, which eventually became the Volusia . . . — Map (db m46137) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Circa 1885
In 1883 two young boys, Samuel Jordan and Wylie Swift, built a circular skating rink in a tent on this corner. It was a popular entertainment site when DeLand was little more than a pioneer village. Around 1885 this brick building was erected to . . . — Map (db m46204) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — DeLand Hall — Built 1884
The oldest building in Florida in continuous use for higher education and the first building on the Stetson University campus. Originally housed the library, chapel, classrooms, gymnasium and offices. Later used as women's residence, kindergarten, . . . — Map (db m45502) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — DeLand Municipal Airport — Sidney H. Taylor Field
Named In Honor Of Sidney H. Taylor, Attorney, For His Leadership In Retaining The Seat Of Volusia County Government At DeLand. — Map (db m106736) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — DeLand Naval Air Station Museum
. . . — Map (db m106557) HM WM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Dreka Building — 1882
On this site in 1882 George A. Dreka built his 2-story department store that later was expanded to four floors to also hold the Carrolton Hotel. In the 1886 fire that consumed much of the town, blankets were hung from the balconies and kept wet by a . . . — Map (db m46128) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Dreka Theater — 1922
Imagine the front of this now-modern building with parapets, decorative geometric tiles, and elaborate curvilinear windows on the facade. At the center was an ornate kiosk ticket office, naming it for the popular department store adjacent to it, . . . — Map (db m50089) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Early Grocery Stores — circa 1897
Although there has been a structure on this site since at least 1885, this building was erected about 1897. From the late 19th to the middle 20th century, most of DeLand's grocery stores were located along Woodland Blvd. Bushnell, Cantrell, Conrad, . . . — Map (db m45708) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — First Commercial Store — 1877
Capt. James B. Jordan came to DeLand in 1876. While serving in a North Carolina regiment during the civil war, Capt. Jordan was wounded and taken prisoner in July 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. Following the war, he came to Florida and opened . . . — Map (db m46028) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — First Movie House — circa 1907
Around 1907 V. Ward Gould and Arthur Voyle opened DeLand's first silent movie business here. With straight backed chairs for the audience and sheeting for a screen, they rigged up a projection booth and hired a pianist to furnish the music. The film . . . — Map (db m45540) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — First Public Building — 1877
When Hettie Austin came to this community from Indiana in 1876, she immediately began roaming about in her "sad little mule-drawn cart" soliciting contributions for a Methodist Church. Henry DeLand convinced her that the greater need was for a . . . — Map (db m49946) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — First United Methodist Church — 1883
The First United Methodist Church was established August 1, 1880. It was the first church organized in the new settlement of DeLand. Three years later, this building was completed for worship services. It was a simple frame structure with a bell in . . . — Map (db m45667) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Deland — F-1018 — Historic Volusia County Courthouse
In 1888, Henry A. DeLand donated land for the construction of a wooden courthouse after the city of DeLand became the new seat for Volusia County. Starting in 1927, construction began on a new courthouse designed in the Neoclassical style. Competed . . . — Map (db m136023) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Deland — F-1021 — Historic Volusia County Courthouse
In 1888, Henry A. DeLand donated land for the construction of a wooden courthouse after the city of DeLand became the new seat for Volusia County. Starting in 1927, construction began on a new courthouse designed in the Neoclassical style. Competed . . . — Map (db m136024) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Landis-Fish Building — 1905
In 1905 the Landis & Fish Law Firm erected a brick one-story Romanesque-style building on this site. As the firm grew, it was enlarged in 1925 to the two-story Federal structure you see today. Begun by Cary D. Landis and Bert Fish, the firm was . . . — Map (db m46032) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Miller-Fish Building — circa 1887
In this block, early settler Charles A Miller owned a hay & grain store, livery stable, and buggy & carriage shop. All fell to the flames of the 1886 fire. Miller was among the first to rebuild, erecting the two-story brick building you see today. . . . — Map (db m46050) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — St. John's Masonic Lodge — 1925
This building was the St. John's Masonic Lodge #7. The cornerstone, containing the membership rolls of the Masonic bodies in DeLand, was laid Sept. 14, 1925. Designed by local architects, Carpenter & Bent, the lower floor originally accommodated a . . . — Map (db m45669) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — The Athens Theatre — 1922
This historically significant landmark opened in 1922 as a silent film/vaudeville theatre. Once the entertainment centerpiece of the county, the Athens operated continuously for nearly seventy years, changing its programming over time as technology . . . — Map (db m46141) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — The First Post Office — 1877
According to early sources, the first post office in DeLand was in the rear of the Jordan & Lancaster store on West Indiana Avenue somewhere "between Woodland Boulevard and Florida Avenue." Dr. G. W. Lancaster, DeLand's first druggist, was also the . . . — Map (db m45603) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — The Haven Block — Circa 1887
The three buildings called "The Haven Block" extend from 112 to 116 N. Woodland Blvd. These three Romanesque-style buildings have been home to countless businesses for over a century. In their early history was Haven's Hall on the second . . . — Map (db m45638) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — The Opera House — 1910
This corner was the site of DeLand's first newspaper, The Volusia County Herald, first published on May 10, 1877 by Henry DeLand. It was succeeded in 1878 by The Agriculturalist, edited by Col. C. C. Codrington, Gov. General of the . . . — Map (db m45727) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — The Woman's Club of DeLand — Established 1906
The Woman's Club of DeLand was organized in March 1906, and was incorporated on July 26 of that year with ninety-two charter members. Nearly from its inception club members wanted to have their own clubhouse. The organization purchased a lot on West . . . — Map (db m45507) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Volusia County Historic Courthouse — Built 1929
This landmark was built on property donated by the city's founder - Henry DeLand. It replaced the first Volusia County Courthouse, which was completed in 1894 and occupied until it was torn down in the 1920's to make way for its successor. In 1995, . . . — Map (db m46191) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLand — Wilcox Saloon — 1886
"The Great Fire" occurred late at night on Sept. 27, 1886. It is thought to have started from a smouldering cigar igniting the sawdust on the floor of the Wilcox Saloon in this block. The buildings, constructed of pine, were instantly engulfed. The . . . — Map (db m50003) HM
Florida (Volusia County), DeLeon Springs — F-930 — DeLeon Springs Colored School
(side 1) African American families living in DeLeon Springs in the 1920s needed a better school. The Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church was no longer adequate and classes moved to St. Joseph Lodge, but it also was too small. In . . . — Map (db m101681) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Enterprise — F-656 — Florida United Methodist Children's Home
The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home was established here in 1908 as the Florida Methodist Orphanage. Children come from situations of abuse, neglect, broken and dysfunctional families, abandonment and other troubling circumstances. This . . . — Map (db m93338) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Enterprise — The Raid on Enterprise: The Sugar Mill Raid
On March 16. 1864 Acting Ensign Sanborn, commanding the USS Columbine of the Union fleet, which was patrolling the St. Johns River into Lake Monroe, landed at Enterprise and sent Mr. Davis and a squad of men from the 48th New York infantry to . . . — Map (db m127266) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Holly Hill — Merci Box Car — La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux — Dedicated December 7, 1986 —
Merci Box Car — Arrived in America in 1949 — A token of appreciation from the people of France to the people of America — Built between 1872 and 1885 — They were called 40 and 8's, carried either 40 men or 8 horses . . . — Map (db m34796) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — 1768 British Colony of New Smyrna
During Florida's British Colonial period, 1763-1783, Doctor Andrew Turnbull established the largest North American colony at this site. Approximately 1300 Minorcans, Greeks, and Italians comprised the colony named after Smyrna, Asia Minor, the . . . — Map (db m72962) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — Anniversary of Shelling by Union Gunboats — 1863 - 1963
To commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the shelling and burning of the Sheldon House on this site July 26th during the War Between the States by Union gunboats Oleander and Bouregard — Map (db m75067) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — Bethune Beach — Swimming Freely
Welcome to Volusia County's Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park—once part of a nationally known African-American resort. Named for a noted educator and presidential advisor, this spot gave black people a place of their own when most Florida beaches . . . — Map (db m131762) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — F-613 — Coronado Beach House
Coronado Beach was settled by Foster G. Austin in 1885. Austin built a series of beachside cottages approximately one mile south of Flagler Avenue. In its early days, Coronado Beach, named after Austin’s native community in California, served . . . — Map (db m93313) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — Dr. Andrew Turnbull — Dec. 2, 1720 - March 13, 1792
Founder of the largest colony under British rule ever to come to the New World. The New Smyrna Colony of Florida 1768 - 1778 — Map (db m72930) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — F-632 — Old St. Rita Colored Mission Church
The old St. Rita's Catholic Church Mission Building is one of the oldest surviving church buildings in the city. It was built in 1899 as the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of New Smyrna Beach, moved to this site in 1956 to serve the colored Catholics . . . — Map (db m56343) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — Site of Old Stone Wharf
Built by Turnbull colonists in 1768 it formed a terminus of the Kings Road completed in 1771 and marked the beginning point of all of the early surveys of the community. It was the scene of a Civil War engagement March 24, 1862 between the 3rd . . . — Map (db m101767) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — Site of Sheldon's New Smyrna Hotel
This coquina foundation rests within a shell midden from the Timucuan Indian era. Mystery still surrounds the origin of this foundation. Jane and John Sheldon built a large hotel on this mound circa 1859. During the Civil War, the structure was . . . — Map (db m74934) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — F-924 — The Gabordy Canal
The Gabordy Canal, also known as the South Canal, was built by colonists brought to the New Smyrna area in 1768 by the Scottish physician, Dr. Andrew Turnbull. As part of the largest single attempt at British colonization, New Smyrna attracted more . . . — Map (db m101768) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — The Mound Builders — Canaveral National Seashore
Turtle Mound is an Indian midden-a heap of discarded shells accumulated over 600 years. A short boardwalk trail leads to the summit of the mound. Along the way, trailside signs explain the life-style of the Timucuan Indians. The Timucuan people . . . — Map (db m100192) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — The New Smyrna Odyssey — 1768 - 1777
(side 1) The story of New Smyrna's first immigrants is one of hardship, endurance and survival by a group of religious colonists of several nationalities who came to the New World seeking freedom and a better life. After Spain ceded Florida . . . — Map (db m101771) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — To the Past... — To the Present... — To the Future... —
Dedicated on this 200th Anniversary In honor of those Intrepid Hellenes who came to the New World in 1768 as settlers of the historic New Smyrna Colony of Florida By Americans proud of their Hellenic heritage who cherish their participation . . . — Map (db m72961) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — Turnbull Canal
One of two main canals into which flowed the vast network of smaller irrigation and drainage canals from Turnbull Hammock, through New Smyrna Colony indigo plantations and the rise of farms of Minorcan, Greek and Italian colonists. Dug during . . . — Map (db m101766) HM
Florida (Volusia County), New Smyrna Beach — F-1025 — Turnbull Grand Canal
The Turnbull Grand Canal, also known as the Grand Canal, was built by indentured servants brought to the area by Scottish physician Dr. Andrew Turnbull in 1768. As part pf the largest single attempt at British colonization in North America, Smyrnea . . . — Map (db m131383) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Orange City — F-929 — Orange City Colored School
(side 1) The Orange City Colored School was the first building in town constructed for education of African Americans. Before it opened in 1927, various buildings had been adapted for use as classrooms but were small and poorly lighted. . . . — Map (db m101682) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Orange City — Rollins College
The GENERAL CONGREGATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA at its annual meeting held here 29 January 1885 at ORANGE CITY initiated the movement which resulted in the establishment of ROLLINS COLLEGE Florida’s oldest institution of higher education and at a . . . — Map (db m129643) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — 1954 Stock Car Races — Ormond/Daytona Beach
Rejecting 1953 bid to move Speedweek races to Palm Beach County, Bill France recognized crowd problems at beach-road course and prompted local officials to plan permanent 2.5 mile speedway on Daytona mainland. Public authority, formed to get . . . — Map (db m136786) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Glenn Hammond Curtiss — “Fastest Man on Earth” — Birthplace of Speed Park —
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 . . . — Map (db m135750) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — F-41 — Hotel Ormond
Hotel Ormond, named for Volusia County pioneer James Ormond, was built in 1887 by John Anderson and Joseph Price. The large frame building was bought and enlarged by Henry M. Flagler in the 1890's. Operated by Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway, . . . — Map (db m34552) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — John Andrew Bostrom — 1836-1927 — In memory of —
Pioneer Settler and Founder of Ormond Beach — Map (db m128498) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Joseph Downing Price — 1853-1911 — In memory of —
Pioneer Settler & Entrepreneur Co-Incorporator & Mayor Of Ormond Beach Builder & Owner Of The Hotel Ormond Organizer Of First Auto Races On Ormond Beach — Map (db m128499) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Mount Oswald Plantation
In 1766 Richard Oswald acquired 20,000 acres of land along the Halifax and Tomoka rivers from the British government. On this grant was established Mount Oswald Plantation which was located on this site, and produced indigo, rice, timber, molasses, . . . — Map (db m21331) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — F-52 — Nocoroco
On this site was the Timucua Indian village of Nocoroco. It was mentioned in the report of Alvaro Mexia's expedition down the Florida east coast in 1605. It was the first Indian village south of St. Augustine noted by Mexia. The site was used during . . . — Map (db m21135) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Old Kings Road
The Old Kings Road crossed north to south near this site. First originated as an Indian trail, later improved by the Spanish, and then constructed by the British as a road in 1763-1773 to connect St. Augustine and New Smyrna, Florida. Improved by . . . — Map (db m101665) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Ormond Beach’s Longest Held Land Speed Record
From 1903 to 1910, gas, electric, and steam cars battled for supremacy on this hard beach racecourse. On January 26, 1906, steam won. F.E. Stanley’s special streamlined Stanley Racer, piloted by his driver–mechanic, Fred Marriott, . . . — Map (db m136777) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — F-738 — Ormond Fire House
The Ormond Fire House, the only Works Progress Administration (WPA) structure in Ormond Beach, was built in 1937. The eclectically-designed two-story building features elements of Mission and Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture and is . . . — Map (db m93308) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — F-70 — Ormond Tomb
Near this site lies the tomb of James Ormond II. Ormond and his father, a Scot who immigrated to Florida via the Bahamas about 1804, made "Damietta," the family plantation, one of the most productive in the Halifax region. When Florida became a U.S. . . . — Map (db m101646) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — F-824 — The Casements
(side 1) Built in 1913 by Reverend Dr. Harwood Huntington, The Casements is named for its casement-style windows. Retired Standard Oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller, Sr. purchased it in 1918 as a winter residence, in hopes that it would . . . — Map (db m100926) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — F-135 — The Ormond Garage
Built by Flagler East Coast Hotel Company in 1904 for the 1905 races. This landmark in the history of the American automobile industry was the setting for the preparation, testing and servicing of some of the most famous racing cars of the world . . . — Map (db m93311) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — F-680 — The Three Chimneys
The Three Chimneys, originally known as the Swamp Settlement, was a British period sugar plantation established c. 1768 on a portion of 20,000 acres granted by King George III in 1764 to Richard Oswald (1700-1784), a wealthy and influential Scottish . . . — Map (db m93334) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — The Three Chimneys
The Three Chimneys is the site of the oldest British sugar plantation, sugar mill and rum distillery in the United States. It was in operation from the late 1760's until the Revolutionary War.

The site was part of a 20,000-acre grant awarded to . . . — Map (db m93336) HM

Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — Vietnam Veterans — In Memory of Our Volusia County Fallen Heroes
Henry L. Allen * Charles R. Beall * George A. Birdwell * David W. Branch * Daniel S. Brooker * George K. Brown * William L. Brown * Ceasar Bryant * Charles E. Cherry * Billy M. Crawford * James E. Cummings * William J. Deuerling * Rudi H. Duschek * . . . — Map (db m136691) WM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond Beach — World War II Coastal Watch Tower
Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, the American government placed a high priority on Civil Defense throughout the Second World War. This coastal watch tower was constructed and staffed by civilian volunteer . . . — Map (db m130526) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Ormond/Daytona Beach — Racing on the Beach 1907
Glenn H. Curtiss rides V-8 powered motorcycle To 136.3 mph record in measured mile Chicago Daily News headline reads, On Earth Bullets Are Only Rivals Of Glenn Curtiss — Map (db m134182) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Osteen — Community Builders
The pioneer families of this cemetery put down roots on the Florida frontier—a place considered "desolate" at the time. In the 1850s, George and Adeline Sauls settled two miles west of here on a stage road. They constructed a large log home . . . — Map (db m93337) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Pierson — Convict Cage Wagon — Barberville Pioneer Settlement
The convict cage wagon was used to transport prisoners who were leased to corporations for road work, timber harvesting and turpentining They were often chained together, as in this photo. The leasing program was abolished in Florida in 1923, . . . — Map (db m135545) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Pierson — H.L. Wynns’s Commissary — Barberville Pioneer Settlement
This 1900’s store served the turpentine operation at Bakersburg, just north of Pierson. It was moved to the Settlement in 1984 where it serves as the County Store. When the building was being moved, a piece of script used to purchase goods was . . . — Map (db m135700) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Pierson — Homemade Sugar Cane Syrup Production — Barberville Pioneer Settlement
The process for sugarcane syrup production on farms in Florida has not changed that much for well over 100 years. It takes the cane a year to reach maturity and its peek sweetness along with a light frost in the fall generally in November to early . . . — Map (db m135548) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Pierson — Huntington Post Office — Barberville Pioneer Settlement
Huntington was a small community located west of Crescent City and east of Lake George. After the railroad came through the area in 1885, the post office was built to accept mail for the community. It was donated and moved to . . . — Map (db m135491) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Pierson — Lewis Log Cabin — Barberville Pioneer Settlement
The log cabin is the only building at the settlement that is not original to Florida. Jim Lewis of Georgia built it in 1876. In 1992 his descendants purchased the cabin and sponsored it’s transportation and reconstruction. It is an excellent . . . — Map (db m135521) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Pierson — Midway Methodist Church — Barberville Pioneer Settlement
Named Midway because Barberville was half way between Jacksonville and Tampa on the Methodist Minister’s circuit. The church was built in 1890. It served the community until 1964 and was donated to the Pioneer Settlement by the DeLand District of . . . — Map (db m135539) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Pierson — Old Barberville Central High School —
(c. 1919)
— Barberville Pioneer Settlement —
A National Register of Historic Places Site Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts, Inc. Major Restoration Funding by County of Volusia, 2003 ECHO Grant Program State of Florida, Florida Department of State . . . — Map (db m135703) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Pierson — Pierson Depot — Barberville Pioneer Settlement
In 1891 the Palatka & Indian River Railway was chartered to connect the Jacksonville, Tampa & Key West Railway at Palatka with the Florida Southern Railway at Sanford. This eliminated traffic on the St. Johns River. In 1885 this depot was built at . . . — Map (db m135696) HM
Florida (Volusia County), Pierson — Quarter's House — Barberville Pioneer Settlement
Built in the 1920's, the house was moved from New Smyrna Beach in 1997. The shotgun style is indicative of the homes built to quarter workers in the Naval Stores Industry (turpentine). The structures were cheaply built and occupants frequently . . . — Map (db m135594) HM

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