The Great Endurance Run

The Great Endurance Run (HM1JZ)

Location: Zephyrhills, FL 33542 Pasco County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 15.159', W 82° 11.272'

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On November 23-26, 1909, an automobile road race was held to promote the need for "good roads" in Florida. "The Great Endurance Run," as it was called, was sponsored by "The Tampa Daily Times" under the auspices of "The Tampa Automobile Club." The grueling, four day "endurance run" from Tampa to Jacksonville did, indeed, foster bond issues and highway construction throughout Florida.

The first place award was "The Tampa Times Trophy" and five acres of land in "Zephyrhills Colony." This "prize real estate" is approximately one mile west of this marker and some of that exact land has been transferred here, into this planter box, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of "The Great Endurance Run."
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HM NumberHM1JZ
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Year Placed1984
Placed ByZephyrhills Chamber of Commerce, City of Zephyrhills and “Autoists”
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 9:18pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 383474 N 3125762
Decimal Degrees28.25265000, -82.18786667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 15.159', W 82° 11.272'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 15' 9.54" N, 82° 11' 16.32" W
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Area Code(s)813
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6558-6598 US-301, Zephyrhills FL 33542, US
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