Archive for April 11th, 2013

Daytona Beach


Daytona Beach is an area that is rich in history.


Famous explorer Ponce de Leon, during his 1513 search for the Fountain of Youth discovered the now-popular DeLeon Springs, located just west of Daytona Beach. The city is named after Matthias Day, a tycoon from the north. John D. Rockefeller made his winter home there. While Jackie Robinson played his first integrated ball game there. Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune founded Bethune-Cookman College, now Bethune-Cookman University. She started the school in 1905 to educate the daughters of African-American railroad workers. Click here to read more.

Daytona Beach is also known for its NASCAR history and car racing. Here is a clip from an event in 1951.

Note how the race had progressed in this 1957 clip.


My husband and I recently visited Daytona Beach. We had a lovely time. I would recommend the area for a great vacation.


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I will be at a book signing on April 13, from 11 am-1 pm at

Mardel Christian and Education Bookstore

4887 S Wadsworth Way

Littleton, CO 80123

Hope to see you there.

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