Sunday, December 29, 2013

1923 Ballantyne photo of Rio Vista Florida -Dec.29

1923 Ballantyne panoramic photo of Rio Vista Florida -Dec.29
Gala Day at Rio Vista on the Halifax Dec. 29 -'23
Ballantyne automobile pictured in left mid-ground

Other sites and information from card:
Our car - Jean at Window with Mrs. Brown.  The rest of us out at Pier to see Aviator jump from airplane in River.  Seaplane getting ready to make flight.  Ormond 2 mi North - A new Suburb [Rio Vista] - Daytona 2 mi South
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According to Daytona Beach and the Halifax River Area by Cheryl Atwell & Vincent Clarida, page 8: "The area [Daytona Beach] was very active during the 1920s, and the great Florida land boom resulted in the building of grand subdivisions such as the Daytona Highland, Rio Vista, and Gannymeade.  Real estate activity became rampant, and speculators came in droves.  This all came to an end with the destructive hurricanes of 1926 and 1928, and the Great Depression in 1929."

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