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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.
Carpenter Walkway

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.
Dedicated July 2016

 
Erected 2016 by Save Lucy Committee.
 
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9200 Atlantic Avenue, Margate City NJ 08402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Margate City Post 397 Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Margate City World War II Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Margate City World War I Monument
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By Michael Herrick, September 21, 2017
2. Capenter Walkway Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Longport Veterans Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ventnor City World War I Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ventnor City POW-MIA Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); Ventnor City Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Jeremiah Leeds Grave (approx. 3.6 miles 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 October 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 5, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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