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Great 1909 Auto Race
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
N 27° 56.762 W 082° 27.428
17R E 356650 N 3092078
Quick Description: Hillsborough County Historical Marker
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/4/2008 9:29:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM33X4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Min Dawg
Views: 44

Long Description:
From this point in front of The Tampa Daily Times Building on Nov. 23 1909, was started the Tampa-to-Jacksonville "endurance run" to promote good roads for Florida. Sixteen vehicles, plus the "confetti" pathfinding car and a press car, made the grueling four-day round trip. There were many breakdowns, an accident or two and numerous other tribulations as the early models made their way through the mud and the woods and across streams. The promotion did, indeed, spark bond issues and construction of highways in the state. The event was sponsored by the Tampa Automobile Club and The Tampa Daily Times.
Marker Number: none

Date: 1978

County: Hillsborough

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Tampa Historical Society in cooperation with the AAA Motor Clubs of Florida

Website: Not listed

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