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

Kimberly's Korner

Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake

 
 
Kimberly's Korner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 17, 2011
1. Kimberly's Korner Marker
[west side of marker]
Inscription.  Named for sports car and racing enthusiast James S. Kimberly who more than any other person was responsible for bringing open road racing to Elkhart Lake.

Marker donated by: Steve Knauf.

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; Steve Knauf. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSports. A significant historical date for this entry is February 17, 1881.
 
Location. 43° 48.93′ N, 88° 2.444′ W. Marker is near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road A and County Road P, on the right when traveling west on County Road A. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhart Lake WI 53020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Schoolhouse Straight (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dickens' Ditch (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hamill's Hollow (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Hard Right
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); Briggs' Bend (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Hard Left (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Lake Street Walkway (approx. 1˝ miles away); Wacker's Wend (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkhart Lake.
 
More about this marker. 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. County roads J, P, JP, A, and Lake Street are listed in the State and National Register of Historic Places #06000053.
 
Also see . . .  Road America. Wikipedia entry. "After the tragedy at Watkins Glen in 1952, where a child was killed, the U.S. ruled to discontinue motorized contests of speed on public highways. This was a major blow for competition auto racing and brought the end of a long-standing tradition... The addition of Road America as a private track meant a transition from racing through
Kimberly's Korner Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 17, 2011
2. Kimberly's Korner Marker
[east side of marker with duplicate text]
the streets of tiny Elkhart Lake to racing on a big, wide, dedicated race track." (Submitted on August 21, 2011.) 
 
Kimberly's Korner and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, August 17, 2011
3. Kimberly's Korner and Marker
[westbound]
The 1951 and 1952 Circuits turned right at this corner and headed north.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 21, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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