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

Briggs’ Bend

Historic Race Circuits of Elkhart Lake

 
 
Briggs' Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, August 17, 2011
1. Briggs' Bend Marker
[west side of marker]
Inscription. Named for Steven H. Briggs who in 1950 exited the course to the left at high speed in his Jaguar XK-120 and was saved from serious injury by his windscreen.

Marker donated by: Mike Froh, Susie White, John Langenfeld, Lynn Langenfeld.

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; Mike Froh, Susie White, John Langenfeld, Lynn Langenfeld. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Location. 43° 50′ N, 88° 1.513′ W. Marker is in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker is at the intersection of Birchwood Drive (County Road JP) and North Turtle Bay Road, on the left when traveling west on Birchwood Drive. 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 walking distance of this marker. Peck's Alley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ted's Turn (approx. mile away); 1951–52 Start/Finish (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elkhart Lake Road Race Circuits (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Hard Left
Briggs' Bend Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
2. Briggs' Bend Marker
[east side of marker with duplicate text]
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lake Street Walkway (approx. half a mile away); The Hard Right (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 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.
 
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Briggs' Bend and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
3. Briggs' Bend and Marker
[westbound]
1950 Circuit direction.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 22, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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