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History of Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

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Daytona Beach, Florida, USA

Daytona Beach, Volusia, FL

While Daytona Beach became famous for cars in the 1900s, the city’s history goes back to 1513. This was when Ponce de Leon stopped while searching for the Fountain of Youth and found what’s now known as DeLeon Springs.

When the British ruled Florida from 1763 to 1783, the King’s Road went through Daytona Beach. The indigenous Timucuan Indians also lived in this area until the 18th century. A wealthy tycoon, Matthias Day, loved the area so much that he decided to found Daytona here. He even built the area’s first hotel in 1874.

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  • 1895 - Daytona
    Dayto'na, a post-village of Volusia co, Fla, on the W. bank of the Halifax River, near the Atlantic Ocean, 47 miles by rail S.E. of Palatka. It has 4 ...Read MORE...


  • 1905 - January 31 - 1st auto to exceed 100 mph (161 kph), A G MacDonald, Daytona Beach

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  • Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
    Beach Street, Looking North
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Daytona, a banking post-town of Volusia oo., Fla., on the W. bank of the Halifax River, near the Atlantic Ocean, on the Florida East Coast R., 47...Read MORE...


  • Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
    Boardwalk and Amusement Center
    Postcard
  • 1926 - July 27 - A hurricane came inland near Daytona Beach, FL. The hurricane caused 2.5 million dollars damage in eastern Florida, including the Jacksonville area.

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  • News 1929 - BIBLE DEATH PUTS END TO SPEED TESTS. WHITE GIVES AWAY CAR AND SEGRAVE IS RETIRING.
    Daytona Beach, Fla., March 14. (I.N.S.) - The tragic climax of the international speed tests, which resulted in death to LEE BIBLE, racing driver,...Read MORE...


  • Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
    The Tower Hotel
    Postcard
  • 1936 - March 8 - The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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  • 1947 - December 14 - The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is founded in Daytona Beach, Florida.

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  • 1970 - November 7 - Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida

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Beach Street, Looking North
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Boardwalk and Amusement Center
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The Tower Hotel
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  • 1895 - Daytona
    Dayto'na, a post-village of Volusia co, Fla, on the W. bank of the Halifax River, near the Atlantic Ocean, 47 miles by rail S.E. of Palatka. It has 4 ... Read MORE...

  • 1905 - January 31 - 1st auto to exceed 100 mph (161 kph), A G MacDonald, Daytona Beach

    historyorb.com
  • 1916
    Daytona, a banking post-town of Volusia oo., Fla., on the W. bank of the Halifax River, near the Atlantic Ocean, on the Florida East Coast R., 47... Read MORE...

  • 1926 - July 27 - A hurricane came inland near Daytona Beach, FL. The hurricane caused 2.5 million dollars damage in eastern Florida, including the Jacksonville area.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • News  1929 - BIBLE DEATH PUTS END TO SPEED TESTS. WHITE GIVES AWAY CAR AND SEGRAVE IS RETIRING.
    Daytona Beach, Fla., March 14. (I.N.S.) - The tragic climax of the international speed tests, which resulted in death to LEE BIBLE, racing driver,... Read MORE...

  • 1936 - March 8 - The first stock car race is held in Daytona Beach, Florida.

    historyorb.com
  • 1947 - December 14 - The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is founded in Daytona Beach, Florida.

    historyorb.com
  • 1970 - November 7 - Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida

    historyorb.com

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