Great 1909 Auto Race

Great 1909 Auto Race (HM1AMH)

Location: Tampa, FL 33602 Hillsborough County
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Country: United States of America
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N 27° 56.77', W 82° 27.437'

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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.
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Year Placed1978
Placed ByThe Tampa Historical Society in cooperation with The AAA Motor Clubs of Florida
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 11:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 356636 N 3092093
Decimal Degrees27.94616667, -82.45728333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 56.77', W 82° 27.437'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 56' 46.20" N, 82° 27' 26.22" W
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Area Code(s)813, 727, 305, 863
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 N Franklin St, Tampa FL 33602, US
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