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

Long Island Motor Parkway

 
 
Long Island Motor Parkway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 25, 2017
1. Long Island Motor Parkway Marker
Inscription.
On this site was the first parkway built
exclusively for automobiles (1908-1938).
This section of the parkway was also
used for the historic Vanderbilt Cup races
held here from 1908 to 1910.

 
Erected 2015 by Nassau County.
 
Location. 40° 44.244′ N, 73° 34.302′ W. Marker is in Westbury, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is at the intersection of Salisbury Park Drive and Stewart Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Salisbury Park Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westbury NY 11590, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The "Comfort Women" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Chosin Reservoir Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marine Corps Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Military Medical Personnel Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Medals of Honor Recipients Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Silent Service (approx. 0.4 miles away); Polish Freedom Fighters Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Still on Patrol (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Three Historic Markers Placed on...the Motor Parkway Trail (Vanderbiltcupraces.com). (Submitted on August 9, 2017.)
2. Long Island Motor Parkway (Wikipedia). "The Long Island Motor
Long Island Motor Parkway Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 25, 2017
2. Long Island Motor Parkway Marker - Wide View
Parkway (LIMP), also known as the Vanderbilt Parkway and Motor Parkway, was a parkway on Long Island, New York, in the United States. It was the first roadway designed for automobile use only. The road was privately built by William Kissam Vanderbilt II with overpasses and bridges to remove intersections. It opened in 1908 as a toll road and closed in 1938 when it was taken over by the state of New York in lieu of back taxes. Parts of the parkway survive today in sections of other roadways and as a bicycle trail in Queens." (Submitted on August 9, 2017.) 

3. Vanderbilt Cup Races - Home (Vanderbiltcupraces.com). "The six Vanderbilt Cup Races held on Long Island from 1904 to 1910 were the greatest sporting events of their day, and the first international automobile road races held in the United States. The races had a far-reaching impact on the development of American automobiles and parkways...." (Submitted on August 9, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSports
 
<i>"Thomas" and "Knox" in cup race [Vanderbilt Cup Auto Race]</i> image. Click for full size.
Bain News Service, photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress, October 24, 1908
3. "Thomas" and "Knox" in cup race [Vanderbilt Cup Auto Race]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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