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Land for Automobile Speedway.

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Pre-WWII Racing Topics:  William K. Vanderbilt II

Land for Automobile Speedway.

The New York Times
May 31, 1903

The Marshall farm, on Black Stump Road, near Jamaica, is said to be the latest tract of land purchased by W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr., and those associated with him, to be transformed into a section of the new automobile speedway.  The farm contains twenty acres, and the price paid is said to have been $21,250.






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