Daytona Beach, Florida, home of the world's greatest international speedway and a tourist haven, grew out of a small settlement established in 1876 and named in honor of its founder, Matthias Day. Located in Central Florida along the Halifax River, the Daytona Beach area developed after Day purchased Williams's Plantation, which was essentially destroyed during the 1836 Second Seminole War. Since that time, prominent and little-known individuals have created a unique city that is as visitor friendly as it is the ideal home for loyal residents. The striking images in this pictorial history illustrate the evolution of this famous beach town from its beginning in 1876 to the present day.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)|
About the Author
Authors Harold D. Cardwell Sr. and Priscilla D. Cardwell, both lifelong Volusia County residents, are members of the Halifax Historical Society and the Port Orange Historical Trust. Mr. Cardwell is the chairman of the Daytona Beach Historic Preservation Board, and both are very active in numerous other community organizations. The Cardwells are previous Arcadia authors and have gathered here over 200 photographs of historic Daytona Beach, many of which have never before been published.