Few People Know That Ormond Beach, Florida Is The Birthplace Of Speed
Ormond Beach, Florida is known for many things—beautiful beaches, sunny skies, and slow rolling waves of turquoise blue. But what many visitors to this part of Florida don’t know is that Ormond Beach also holds a unique place in history books. Due to the hard-packed sands and smooth beaches, in 1903 Ormond Beach became a stomping ground for automobile inventors and drivers, and was officially dubbed the “Birthplace of Speed.”
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A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.
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