Rockingham Park in Salem, New Hampshire is located 35-miles north of Boston. The track first opened in 1906 with a three-week long horse racing extravaganza attended by patrons and racers arriving by steam trains from throughout the Northeast.
Four years later in 1911 when the airplane craze was sweeping the land a very successful aviation meet was held at the track. Since 1912 the facility has hosted thoroughbred racing, automobile and motorcycle racing on a separate dirt oval and a specially constructed board track between the years of 1925 and 1929.
The recent post containing a Boston, MA, parking lot photographed by Leslie Jones was very popular so today the first of a number of images taken by him of the Rockingham Park parking facilities will be featured. The photos begin in the postwar years and date back to the late-1920s and more will be featured soon.
The expandable photograph below is 15-inches wide and gives you an excellent view of many of the automobiles which we hope you will tell us all about. The image is courtesy of the Boston Public Library.