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St Johnsbury in Caledonia County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Northeastern Speedway

 
 
Northeastern Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 24, 2013
1. Northeastern Speedway Marker
Inscription.  Opened on July 18, 1959 as Vermont’s first organized auto racing track under the guidance of the Northeastern Racing Association, the State’s first motor sports sanctioning body. By instituting formal point and purse structures and focusing on driver and spectator safety, these pioneers laid the groundwork for a sport that continues to thrive today.
 
Erected 2011 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSports.
 
Location. 44° 24.483′ N, 71° 55.7′ W. Marker is in St Johnsbury, Vermont, in Caledonia County. Marker is on Vermont Route 18 just east of Slate Ledge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Johnsbury VT 05819, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1st Normal School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Concord War Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Court House Grounds & Park (approx. 4.6 miles away); St. Johnsbury Athenaeum (approx. 4.7
Wideview of Northeastern Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 24, 2013
2. Wideview of Northeastern Speedway Marker
miles away); Site of Camp Baxter (approx. 4.7 miles away); St. Johnsbury Trade School (approx. 4.8 miles away); First American Platform Scale (approx. 5 miles away); Passumpsic Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Northeastern Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 24, 2013
3. Northeastern Speedway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 11, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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