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

Schoolhouse Straight

Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake

 
 
Schoolhouse Straight Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
1. Schoolhouse Straight Marker
[west side of marker]
Inscription. The first high-speed straightaway on the 1951-52 circuit, named for its proximity to the former Joliet School in use until 1958.

Marker donated by: Chapple Family Trust and Mark F. Pfaller II.

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; the Chapple Family Trust and Mark F. Pfaller II. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 43° 48.915′ N, 88° 1.703′ W. Marker is near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker is on County Road A 0.1 miles east of Shoreland Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkhart Lake WI 53020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hamill's Hollow (approx. half a mile away); Kimberly's Korner (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dickens' Ditch (approx. one mile away); Wacker's Wend (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Lake Street Walkway (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Hard Left
Schoolhouse Straight and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
2. Schoolhouse Straight and Marker
[eastbound]
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Briggs' Bend (approx. 1.3 miles away); Elkhart Lake Road Race Circuits (approx. 1.3 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. This marker indicates that the road here was the first high-speed straightway on the 1951-52 circuit.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake. Preserving the Historic Race Circuits. "On September 23, 2005 the historic circuits were listed on the Wisconsin State Register and declared eligible for listing on the National Register. On February 17, 2006 they were listed on the National Register of Historic Places, joining Watkins Glen as the only other historic open road race circuit so preserved." (Submitted on March 12, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSports
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 12, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 12, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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