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Newspaper The Daytona daily news (Daytona, Fla.), December 30, 1920

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About this Newspaper


  • The Daytona daily news (Daytona, Fla.), December 30, 1920


  • 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.


  • University of Florida

Place of Publication

  • Daytona, Fla.

Dates of Publication

  • 1903-1926

Created / Published

  • Daytona, Fla., December 30, 1920


  • -  Daytona Beach (Fla.)--Newspapers
  • -  Volusia County (Fla.)--Newspapers
  • -  Florida--Daytona Beach
  • -  Florida--Volusia County
  • -  United States--Florida--Volusia--Daytona Beach


  • Newspapers


  • -  Daily (except Saturday), <1924>
  • -  Began in 1903; ceased in 1926. Cf. Gregory, W. Amer. newspapers, 1937.
  • -  "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.
  • -  Weekly ed: Daytona gazette=news, 1904-1922.
  • -  Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 1 (Jan. 2, 1905).
  • -  Latest issue consulted: Vol. 20, no. 317 (Dec. 31, 1924).
  • -  Daytona Beach news (DLC)sn 96027149 (OCoLC)1631353


  • 8 pages

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Newspaper

Library of Congress Control Number

  • sn93063916

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Reel Numbers

  • 00271761910

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Chicago citation style:

The Daytona daily news. (Daytona Beach, FL), Dec. 30 1920.

APA citation style:

(1920, December 30) The Daytona daily news. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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The Daytona daily news. (Daytona Beach, FL) 30 Dec. 1920. Retrieved from the Library of Congress,