"The Great Endurance Run"

"The Great Endurance Run" (HM13R5)

Location: Jacksonville, FL 32202 Duval County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 19.643', W 81° 39.385'

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On November 24, 1909 the "Autoist" participating in "The Great Endurance Run" reached the "Turn Around Checkpoint" at the Jacksonville City Hall which was located at this exact site. The location marked the halfway point for the "Drivers and Observers" of the eighteen automobiles that took part in the grueling, four day "Endurance Run" from Tampa to Jacksonville to Tampa to promote good roads for Florida. The event did, indeed, foster bond issues and highway construction throughout Florida. The original "Run" was sponsored by the Tampa Daily Times under the auspices of The Tampa Automobile Club with Coca Cola being advertising sponsors.
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HM NumberHM13R5
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Year Placed1984
Placed ByThe Jacksonville Historical Society in cooperation with The "Autoists" participing in the seventy-fifth anniversary re-enactment of "The Great Endurance Run"
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 8:46pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 436898 N 3355245
Decimal Degrees30.32738333, -81.65641667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 19.643', W 81° 39.385'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 19' 38.58" N, 81° 39' 23.10" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 Ocean St, Jacksonville FL 32202, US
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