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Sunday, October 13, 2013

More Fun on Fingerboard

Fan mail from some flounder or a postcard from Fingerboard Road? This one comes courtesy of the Ape Shall Not Kill Ape blog, a crucial source for North Shore (Staten Island) goodies. According to Ape, the card probably dates from the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. It shows the intersection of Fingerboard and Tompkins. The beautiful towered building was taken down in 1963. The bridge in the foreground is for the old South Beach Railroad.

In case you are wondering, there is at least one other Fingerboard Road on the planet. In Miriam Vale, Queensland, Australia, the "unsealed" Fingerboard Road connects with the Miriam Vale Baffle Creek Road, the Round Hill Road, and Tableland Road. Very close to the town of Anges Water and the Eurimbula National Park on the Coral Sea.

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