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Near Elkhart Lake in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dickens’ Ditch

Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake

 
 
Dickens' Ditch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 17, 2011
1. Dickens' Ditch Marker
[north side of marker]
Inscription. Named for Robert "Sid" Dickens who raced in an MG-TC. Ted Boynton lost concentration here in 1952 resulting in an excursion into a blueberry patch.

Marker donated by: Tom and Bea Hollfelder Tiger Racing.

Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake listed on the National Register of Historic Places February 17, 2006.

 
Erected 2006 by Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake; Tom and Bea Hollfelder / Tiger Racing. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Location. 43° 49.62′ N, 88° 2.436′ W. Marker is near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker is on County Road P 0.8 miles north of County Road A, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhart Lake WI 53020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hard Right (approx. half a mile away); Kimberly's Korner (approx. 0.8 miles away); Briggs' Bend (approx. 0.9 miles away); 1950 Start/Finish (approx. 0.9 miles away); Schoolhouse Straight (approx. one mile away); Peck's Alley (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ted's Turn (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Hard Left (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elkhart Lake.
 
More about this marker.
Dickens' Ditch and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 17, 2011
2. Dickens' Ditch and Marker
[northbound]
Race direction.
The Village of Elkhart Lake and the roads surrounding Elkhart Lake hosted open-road sports car racing in 1950, 1951 and 1952. Fourteen historical markers were placed around the circuits (to commemorate the names and the events that occurred) by Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake, a Wisconsin non-profit corporation.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 517 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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