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Title:
The Daytona daily news. : (Daytona, Fla.) 1903-1926
Place of publication:
Daytona, Fla.
Geographic coverage:
  • Daytona Beach, Volusia, Florida  |  View more titles from this: City County, State
Publisher:
Geo. F. Crouch
Dates of publication:
1903-1926
Description:
  • Began in 1903; ceased in 1926.
Frequency:
Daily (except Saturday) <1924>
Language:
  • English
Subjects:
  • Daytona Beach (Fla.)--Newspapers.
  • Florida--Daytona Beach.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01202733
  • Florida--Volusia County.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01204998
  • Volusia County (Fla.)--Newspapers.
Notes:
  • "Published ... during December, January, February and March at the prettiest winter resort in Florida."
  • Archived issues are available in digital format as part of the Library of Congress Chronicling America online collection.
  • Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 1 (Jan. 2, 1905).
  • Latest issue consulted: Vol. 20, no. 317 (Dec. 31, 1924).
  • The early years of the Daytona (FL) Daily News [LCCN: sn93063916] covered aspects of the Florida Land Boom of the 1920s. Tourism received heavy coverage. The St. Johns & Halifax River Railway, later renamed the Florida East Coast Railway, arrived in Daytona in 1886, a decade after the city had been incorporated. With the railway's arrival, Daytona's proximity to the ocean made it a tourist destination. Readers read about the Daytona Speedway attracting fans, rousing stories of moon shining, and coverage of seaside activities in the Sunshine State. During this time, particularly in this place, America started going into water and not just walking along the shore. The Daytona Daily News began publishing in 1903. In 1927, following the 1926 merger of the Florida cities of Daytona, Daytona Beach and Seabreeze into the new city of Daytona Beach, the newspaper changed its name to the Daytona Beach News [LCCN: sn96027149]. But the new name was short-lived. Later in 1927, the newspaper merged with the Daytona Beach (FL) Journal [LCCN sn96027151]. In 1936, the new newspaper split into the Daytona Beach (FL) Evening News [LCCN sn96027153] and the Daytona Beach (FL) Morning Journal [LCCN sn93063708]. The newspaper, then under the title, the Daytona Beach News-Journal was acquired by the Davidson family in 1928. Herbert M. Davidson edited the newspaper from 1928 to his death in 1985, a longer than usual tenure, even for a family-owned newspaper. His father, Julius Davidson, the first president and general manager of the paper, enjoyed a reputation for outstanding community service and civic involvement. --E. Kesse, University of Florida Digital Library Center.
  • Weekly ed: Daytona gazette=news, 1904-1922.
LCCN:
sn 93063916
OCLC:
1631353
ISSN:
2151-5352
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The early years of the Daytona Daily News covered aspects of the Florida Land Boom of the 1920s. Tourism received heavy coverage. The St. Johns & Halifax River Railway, later renamed the Florida East Coast Railway, arrived in Daytona in 1886, a decade after the city had been incorporated. With the railway's arrival, Daytona's proximity to the ocean made it a tourist destination. The public read about the Daytona Speedway attracting fans, heard rousing stories of moonshining, and received coverage of seaside activities in the Sunshine State. During this time, particularly in this place, America started going into water and not just walking along the shore. The Daytona Daily News began publishing in 1903. In 1927, following the 1926 merger of the Florida cities of Daytona, Daytona Beach, and Seabreeze into the new city of Daytona Beach, the newspaper changed its name to the Daytona Beach News. But the new name was short-lived. Later in 1927, the newspaper merged with the Daytona Beach Journal . In 1936, the new newspaper split into the Daytona Beach Evening News and the Daytona Beach Morning Journal. The newspaper, then under the title of the Daytona Beach News-Journal was acquired by the Davidson family in 1928. Herbert M. Davidson edited the newspaper from 1928 to his death in 1985, a longer than usual tenure, even for a family-owned newspaper. His father, Julius Davidson, the first president and general manager of the paper, enjoyed a reputation for outstanding community service and civic involvement.

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