Group Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
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Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
Physical Description: 6 v. : ; 39 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida State Advertising Commission
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1948-1949?]
General Note: Issued separately for Florida cities in cooperation with local chambers of commerce and varied agencies.
General Note: In loose-leaf binders.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00075576
Volume ID: VID00052
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Volusia County

Part A---General Information ,

1. Location.

Daytona Beach is on the upper East Coast of Florida, 23 miles northeast of
DeLand and 92 miles southeast of Jacksonville. It is on the Halifax River
and Atlantic Ocean.

2. Transportation

Local bus service: Daytona Beach has 43 buses for local service.

Highways: U. S. Highways 1 and 92 and Florida Highway A-l-A enter Daytona

Rail: Rail service is provided by Florida East Coast Railway.

Intercity bus service: Greyhound Lines provides intercity bus service.

Air: Air service is provided by Eastern Air Lines, National Airlines, and
Florida Airways.

Charter flight operators: Daytona Beach Charter Service, Reynolds Flying
Service, Raymond Aero Marine and Wilson Flying Service are charter flight

Passenger boat lines: None.

3. Population
1948 Estimate 1945 Census. 1940 Census

Total county 78,000 58,492 53,710

Total city 35,000 25,311 22,584

4. Climate

(Based on U. S. Weather Bureau records for a 13 year period.)

Normal Normal Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall Temperature Rainf!l.

January 58.5 2.19 July 80.2 5.49
February 59.3 2.60 August 80.4 5.16
March 64.3 3.08 September 78.6 6.47
April 68.6 1.92 October 72.4 5.75
May 73.5 3.64 November 65.0 2.47
June 78.6 5.67 December 59.2 2.74
Annual 69.9 47.18
5. History
Franciscan friars established missions in this area about 1587. In 1702, the
English colonists in Georgia and their allies, the Creek Indians, destroyed
the missions. In 1765 British settlers established plantations here, but most
of them moved to the West Indies when Florida was ceded to-Spain in 1783.
American pioneers took over most of the plantations, but clashes with the
Indians caused them to fail. Before 1821, American settlers from Georgia had
received Spanish grants for most of the land in this area. Most of the grants
were for sugar plantations, but a few rere given for the cutting of timber.
Permanent settlement of Daytona Beach dates back to the meeting.of Dr. J. M.
Hawks and Miathias Day, of iMansfield, Ohio, in a Jacksonville hotel in April,
1870. Day bought a 3,200-acre tract for $1,200. This tract is now the Ridge-
wood Avenue residential section. Six years later, on July 26, 25 voters met
and incorporated Daytona. In 1926, the cities of Daytona, Daytona Beach and
Seabreeze were consolidated into the present town of Daytona Beach.


6. Major Sources of Income

Tourist business in Daytona Beach is valued at $25,000,000 annually. Light
manufacturing, such as shoes, fishing tackle, boats, millwork, chenille, cast-
ings, plastic fabrication, ice, broad and milk.products, are important to the
local economy. Daytona Beach is the prinoipa'I:retail trade center for Volusia
County and the southern half of Flagler County. Truck crops are produced for
the local market. Salt water fish and shrimp landed here are sold locally.

7.. Newspapers

Name Type Circulation

Journal Daily (Morn.) 12,172
~:s Daily (Even.) 9,647
News-Journal Sunday 13,228
The Observer Weekly 2,000
The Examiner Tri-Weekly .5,000
Town Crier Weekly 10,000
Weekly Guide Weekly 10,000

8. Radio Stations

Call Letters Frecuencv Watts Network

WMFS 1450 250 ABC
WROD 1340 250 Mutual
WDBF Under const. permit
WNDB 1150 1000

9. Private Schools and Colleges

Mary Karl Vocational School, Welsh Training Center, preparatory.
Bethune-Cookman College, 640 2nd Avenue, Negro college level.
The Casements, Ormond Beach, girls junior college.
Mary Meader, 921 S. Ridgewood, private.
Seabreeze Private School, 518 N. Halifax, private.

Part B---Recreation and Entertainment

1. Special Events

Fishing.Tournament, annually from February 1 to June 30 and July 1 to
Stock Car Race, August 8.
Veteran's Jubilee, Nay 27 30.
Greyhound Racing, June 5 for 90 days.
Children's Orchestra, June 7 9.
Gene Krupa' May 15.
Fourth of July Program.
Bandshell Concerts.
Public Pedding, June 30.

2. Athletic Events

Daytona Beach Islanders, professional baseball team in the Florida State
League, will have games from April 16 to September 2.

3. Commercial Attractions

Stock car racing, junk car racing, motorcycle racing, dog racing, sailboat
racing, sightseeing tours, baseball, swimming pools, shuffleboard, lawn
bowling, tennis, lost mission and sugar mills, horseback riding and Tomaha

4. Tourist Clubs
State Clubs (operated by Recreation Department), Little Theatre, Handicraft
Club, Needle Club, Newcomers Club and Open Forum.



5. Recreational Clubs
Daytona Beach Yacht Club, Peabody Shuffleboard Club, Lawn Bowling Club,
Daytona Beach Tennis Club, Halifax Tennis Club, City Softball League, Sea-
breeze Golf Club, Ormond Beach Golf Club, Daytona Beach Golf Club and Daytona
Beach Gun Club.
6. Civic Organizations


Chamber of Commerce
Junior Chamber of Commerce
Rotary Club
Lion's Club
Kiwanis Club
Exchange Club
Realty Board
Pilot Club
Peninsula Business League
Merchant's Association
Optimist Club
7. Fraternal Organizations


American Legion
Masonic Lodge
D. A. R.
V. F. W.
Star Gazers Club
Aero Club
Wild Life Association

Day & Time of Meeting

2nd Monday 8 p.m.
Thursday 12:15 p.m.
Monday 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday 12:15 p.m.
Thursday 7 p.m.
Friday 12:15 p.m.
2nd & 4th Friday 7 p.m.
2nd Thursday 7:30 p.m.

Day & Time of Meeting
Tuesday 8 p.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesday 8 p.m.
Wednesday 8 p.m.
2nd & 4th Friday 8 p.m.
1st Wednesday 2 p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday 8 p.m.
Every other Monday

Place of Meeting

City Island
One-0-One Club
Palmetto Club
One-O-One Club
Palmetto Club
Howard Johnson's
Sheraton Plaza
Oleander Inn
Fernwood Hotel
208S South Beach

Plgce of Meeting
Veterans Hall
278-- North Beach
Zangi Grotto
Chapter House
Veterans Hall
105 N. Halifax

U8. Organized Entertainment
A wide variety of entertainment, such as card parties, dances, minstrel shows
and musical programs, is provided for visitors. Information on current
events can be obtained from the Chamber of Commerce.
9. Recreational Facilities

Riding Academy, Welsh Pools (two site of A.A.U. Meet), Sheraton Pool (along-
side ocean), three golf clubs (one open year round at Ormond Beach), Peabody
Shuffleboard Courts, Peabody Lawn Bowling Club, Tomoka.State Park, and 23-
miles of beach, 500 feet wide at low tide.

10. Hunting
Deer, dove, duck, coot, marsh hen, quail, squirrel, turkey, geese, wildcat,
bear, fox, rabbit, oppossum, hawk, crow rnd buzzards are found in this area.
Hunting lodges are Daytona Beach 7'ild Life Association and Gun Club and
Toronita Club. Hunting guides are H. S. Taylor and Murray Smith.

11. Fishing
Salt water red snapper, channel bass, amberjack, trout, sea bass, pompano,
kingfish, sheepshend, drum, mangrove snapper, chobie, bluefish and tarpon
are caught in'the Halifax River and Atlantic Ocean. Fishing camps are
Dagley's Dock, 9000 S. Peninsula Drive, Dave's Dock, S. Halifax Drive, Port
Orange, and Ray's Fishing Service, 614 Onkridge Boulevard. Charter fishing
boats are operated by Captain Lindberg, City Dock; Captain Tom Joyner, City
Dock; Redwood Wharton, Inlet Harbor; Davis Dock, Port Orange; Captain Bob
Parker, 134 S. Noble Street; Captain Ted Warner and R. A. Parker, South Bridge,

12. Churches
Baptist, Methodist, Christian, Christian Science, Catholic, Congregational,
Presbyterian, Episcopal and Jewish denominations have services in Daytona
Bench. There are also non-denominational churches here.


Part C---Accommodations
1. Hotels
Name Rooms Plan
Geneva Hotel 74 American
Seabreeze Manor 50 European
Sheraton Plaza 158 American
Ormond Hotel 350 American
Riviera Hotel: 120 .... European
Streamline 48 European
Seminole .. 18 European
Princess Issena 225 American
2. Tourist Courts

Blackstone Motor Court, 930 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Buffalo Cabins, 141 Ridgewpoold Avenue, Holly Hill. (Mail: P.O. Box 58,
Holly Hill).
Central Park Tourist Cabins, 529 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill. (Mail: P.O.
Box 2068, Holly Hill).
Cozy Villa Tourist Court, 502 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill. (Mail: P.O.
108, Route 1, Holly Hill).
Flamingo Motor Court, 1125 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Garden Motor Court, 1460 South Ridgewood Avenue, Daytona Beach.
SGreenland Cabins, 601 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill. (Mail: P.O,.Box 278,
Holly Hill).
Hana Motor Court, 1195 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill. (Mail: P.O. Box 423,
SHolly Hill).
Kinsey Tourist Court, 411 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill. (Mail: P.O. Box
1691 Daytona Beach).
Modern Cabins, 922 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Robins Tourist Court, 231 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Spanish Village Court, 850 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Spinningwheel Cabins, 700 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Sunrise Village Cabins, 535 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Trailers End Motor Court, 101 Ridger;ood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Traveler's Motor Court, 1202 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Tropical Villa Cabins, 810 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
3. Trailer Courts
Norwood Beach Side, 8065 South Pen Drive.
Steele's Trailer .Sales and Park, 1619 South Ridgewood.
Weller and Weller Trailer Park, 331 Ridgewood, Holly Hill.
4. Other Accommodations
Further information on guest homes, apartments and houses can be obtained
from the Chamber of Commerce.
5. Specialized Eatine Places
Name Address Speciality
Spray 143 South Ocean Seafood
The Breakers 24 South Ocean Spanish food
New York Paradise 116 Magnolia Spaghetti
New Yorker Bar & Grill 823 Main Steaks

Further information on Daytona Beach canbe obtained from:

City Island
Daytona Beach, Florida


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