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West Mifflin in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Auto Race

National Historic District

 
 
Auto Race Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
1. Auto Race Marker
Inscription. A Beaver Falls company long gone, Travers Engineering...originated the Auto Race. This one covered millions of miles since it was built in 1926 and is the last existing of the many Travers built. The cars originally had windshields and headlights, but these were removed in the 1930's in changing to a more streamlined version. However the track layout remains the same.
 
Erected by Kennywood.
 
Location. 40° 23.295′ N, 79° 51.822′ W. Marker is in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker can be reached from Kennywood Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of Kennywood, an amusement park in seasonal operation since 1898. Admission fee required. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4800 Kennywood Boulevard, West Mifflin PA 15122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laffin' Sal (a few steps from this marker); Miniature Railroad (a few steps from this marker); The Pagoda (within shouting distance of this marker); The Kenny Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennywood's Thunderbolt (about 300 feet away,
Auto Race Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
2. Auto Race Marker
Marker is to the left of the Do Not Enter road sign. The car pictured is being disembarked.
measured in a direct line); Thunderbolt (about 300 feet away); Andrew Stephen McSwigan (about 400 feet away); Noah's Ark (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in West Mifflin.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kennywood. (Submitted on August 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Kennywood - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 29, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Auto Race Loading Point image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
3. Auto Race Loading Point
This is the loading point, to the right of the marker. The yellow car has just departed.
Auto Race Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 21, 2014
4. Auto Race Marker
The marker is above the attendent in the red shirt. The patron exit is left (woman carrying child). The queue line is right.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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