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Bethpage in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

L.I. Motor Pkwy

 
 
L.I. Motor Pkwy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 24, 2019
1. L.I. Motor Pkwy Marker
Inscription.  
10/10 1908  - 4/17 1938
Private toll road from
Queens to Ronkonkoma AKA
Vanderbilt Parkway. Also
hosted auto racing

 
Erected by Central Park Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSports.
 
Location. 40° 44.253′ N, 73° 28.523′ W. Marker is in Bethpage, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on Central Avenue east of North Herman Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bethpage NY 11714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Post Office (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bethpage Hamlet (approx. ¼ mile away); Arthur F. White (approx. ¼ mile away); Captain Brian C. Hickey Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of The Beau Sejour (approx. 0.3 miles away); Central Park Cider Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named L.I. Motor Pkwy (approx. half a mile away); Broad Spring (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethpage.
 
Also see . . .
L.I. Motor Pkwy Marker - wide view, looking west along Central Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 24, 2019
2. L.I. Motor Pkwy Marker - wide view, looking west along Central Avenue
 Old Motor Parkway (Central Park Historical Society). (Submitted on May 6, 2019.)
 
<i>Long Island Motor Parkway; Dead Man's Curve</i> image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Garden City Public Library, circa 1910s
3. Long Island Motor Parkway; Dead Man's Curve
"Dead Man's Curve, Motor Parkway, Central Park" E of N Hermann Ave, Bethpage facing SW. The curve is approximately 400 yards south of the marker site. From the curve, the parkway alignment headed north and crossed where Central Avenue is now at the marker site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on November 11, 2020, by Jordan Romano of Kings Park, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 6, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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