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Correction on race track details

A couple of times in recent weeks past I mentioned the race track that existed around 50 years ago on Horicon Ave. at the west end of the county home fairgrounds. In a recent conversation with former Warrensburg supervisor Maynard D. Baker, I found that this track, than on the property of Malcomb Monroe, was actually a go-kart track. Maynard said that he and his brother, former Thurman supervisor Edwin Baker, were both flagmen at these popular races.The go-kart track was located in a field that was not far from the grave, down by the Schroon River, of an elephant that died many years ago at a circus being held in Warrensburg.

I also hear from Bruce Keith on the subject. He has a web site, catamontsstadium.com, which offers details.

Bruce says that stock car races and auto thrill shows were held in those days at Asheland Park, the former Warrensburgh Fairgrounds behind Ashe's Hotel, which is now a housing development.

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