"Daytona" Daytona Beach by smirnofforiginal
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Until the late 1700's the Timucuan Indians had enjoyed Daytona but then the European settlers moved in! A railroad was built, as was a hotel and a few tourists started arriving.
In 1902 Ransome Olds & Alexander Winston (racecar drivers) discovered that the hard-pocketed sands of the beach were good for something other than sun worship. They wagered a huge race along the water to prove it! In 1903 The Florida East Coast Automobile Association was founded. In 1904 the Winter Speed Carnival was started and for the next 30 years....
In the 1930's stock car racing became popular and by 1959 Daytona Seepdway was opened. Today Daytona still thrives on racing.
Daytona beach is beautiful and whereas once speeds in excess of 200mph were reached along the waters edge - nowdays you stick to 10mph!
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