Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson (HM207E)

Location: Daytona Beach, FL 32114 Volusia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 12.579', W 81° 1.006'

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Jackie And Rachel Robinson Arrive In Daytona Beach

—Jackie Robinson Ballpark & Museum —

On Thursday February 28, 1946, two weeks after their marriage, Rachel and Jackie boarded an American Airlines propeller flight from Los Angeles to Daytona Beach. The flight's first stop was at New Orleans and arrived on Friday March 1st about 7:00 a.m. After what was to be a four hour layover they were scheduled to fly to Pensacola for another stop before landing in Daytona Beach. At 11:00 a.m. they were told that the military had taken priority over the flight but that there would soon be another flight. The airport restaurant refused to serve them and the newlyweds appreciated the shoebox full of fried chicken and hard-boiled eggs that Jackie's mother insisted they take along. They finally boarded their flight to Pensacola 12 hours later. In Pensacola the flight attendant asked the Robinson's and a Mexican to exit the plane and they were replaced with white passengers. As he chocked back his anger and checked in with Rickey, since they were now late for the start of Spring Training, Jackie told him they were taking the Greyhound Bus. The l6-hour ride started late Friday night as the young couple fell asleep in the reclining seats toward the front of the bus. As additional passengers boarded the bus, the driver walked back to Rachel and Jackie and motioned them to the rear of the bus as once more Jackie concealed his anger. They arrived
in Daytona Beach late Saturday afternoon March 2, 1946, and were able to smile at those who greeted them.

(photo caption)
"Well, I finally made it, but I never want another trip like this one."
Jackie and Rachel Robinson and local cab driver, Daytona Beach, 1946
Photo courtesy of Charles Feeney
HM NumberHM207E
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Date Added Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 498370 N 3231213
Decimal Degrees29.20965000, -81.01676667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 12.579', W 81° 1.006'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 12' 34.74" N, 81° 1' 0.36" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)386
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 42 Orange Ave, Daytona Beach FL 32114, US
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