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Jesse Wooley - Florida Photographs, 1923-1935: Daytona Beach & Other Roads

The photos under the tab, "Entering Florida," shows photographs about Crossing the Florida-Georgia state line, Jacksonville and surrounding roads.

Driving Along the St. Johns River - 1926

This is the section of the Dixie Highway that Wooley drove when he left St. Augustine to go to Daytona Beach. 

Parachute Jump! - 1930

A parachute jump takes place near the beach. Early in its history, Daytona Beach had the long held reputation of being a carefree place to have fun and to do the unthinkable such as jumping out of an airplane.

Hot Dog Doggies at the Beach - 1930

A group of Dachshunds performs on Daytona Beach. These types of entertainment were common for beach goers to find.

Daytona is world famous for its amazing beach on which cars are able to drive without getting stuck. The beach is made of a quartz sand that packs hard to allow this curiosity to happen.

The building on the right is the Bath House where people could change from their clothes into swimming attire. People arrived at the beach in their street clothes, and some stayed in those clothes the time they visited the beach.

Mary McLeod Bethune – 1930

Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) standing in front of one of the halls at Bethune-Cookman Collegiate Institute with students standing behind her. Today the school’s name is Bethune-Cookman University.

Leaving Daytona - 1929

This is the section of the Dixie Highway the Wooleys traveled from Daytona to go to New Symrna Beach. The road runs through a forest of Live Oaks, Longleaf Pines, and Palmetto Palm trees.

Live Oaks Trees, New Symrna - 1928

A car travels on Dixie Highway that runs along the Indian River in New Smyrna with Live Oaks trees lining the river side of the road. Their large branches arch out over the road creating a canopy.