Kathie C, the great grand-niece of Frank P. Krug, has provided these images of Krug's Hotel, one of the most famous hotels on the Vanderbilt Cup Race courses (1904, 1905 and 1906):
This 1809s postcard or ad notes "Krug's Hotel, Mineola, Rendezvous of the 90s." The hotel was located on the north-west corner of Jericho Turnpike and Willis Avenue.
The copy on the back of this 1914 postcard reads "Location of Famous Krug's Corner, Long Island; most popular auto stop. Is only 20 miles from Broadway, New York, on the Jericho Turnpike at Mineola. Modern Hotel. Service A La Carte. Open All Year. Telephone 1075 Garden City." Check out the planes and trolley on Willis Avenue.
This photo shows the three Frayer-Miller racers practicing for the 1906 American Elimination Trial in front of the hotel.
A closer view of the racer in front of the hotel shows driver Lee Frayer and his 16-year old mechanician Eddie Rickenbacker, the future "Ace of Aces".
A gathering of automobiles at Krug's.
Can anyone identify these two automobiles parked at Krug's?
Thanks Kathie and the Krug family for contributing to VanderbiltCupRaces.com!
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