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Margate City in Atlantic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Capenter Walkway

Lucy the Elephant

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, September 21, 2017
1. Capenter Walkway Marker
Inscription.  
Welcome to Lucy the Elephant, one of our country's national historic landmarks and America's oldest roadside attraction.

This is the Carpenter Walkway, dedicated to Sylvia and Edwin Carpenter co-founders of the Save Lucy Committee.

Their "first steps" taken in 1969, saved Lucy from the wrecking ball and led the way to restoration of the world's largest elephant.

We shall be forever grateful to Sylvia and Ed for their two decades of service and their love of our national treasure.
 
Erected 2016 by Save Lucy Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArts, Letters, MusicLandmarks. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 39° 19.253′ N, 74° 30.692′ W. Marker is in Margate City, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and S. Decatur Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Atlantic Avenue. Touch for map.
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By Michael Herrick, September 21, 2017
2. Capenter Walkway Marker
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 9200 Atlantic Avenue, Margate City NJ 08402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Margate City Post 397 Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Vietnam War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Persian Gulf War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Margate City World War II Memorial (approx. half a mile away); World War II Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Margate City World War I Monument (approx. half a mile away); Korean War Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Margate City.
 
Regarding Capenter Walkway. Lucy the Elephant was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971
 
Also see . . .  Lucy the Elephant on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 5, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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By Michael Herrick, September 21, 2017
3. Lucy the Elephant
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By Michael Herrick, September 21, 2017
4. Park Dedication Marker
Josephine L. Harron Park
This site is named in honor of Josephine L. Harron, President and Co-Founder of the Save Lucy Committee, Inc., for her 25 years of dedicated service, inspiration, and commitment to the restoration of Lucy, the Margate Elephant, a National Historic Landmark.
July 20, 1995
William H. Ross, III Mayor · Sigmund S. Rimm Commissioner · David R. Fitsimmons, Jr. City Solicitor · Thomas D. Hiltner City Clerk · Thomas S. Markowski, Jr. Commissioner · Russell C. Roney Management Specialist
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 5, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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