Wantagh, New York: Grave of Checkers, Nixon's Dog

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Bideawee Pet Memorial Park

Address:
3300 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh, NY
Directions:
Bideawee Pet Memorial Park. Exit 28 south from the Southern State Parkway to Wantagh Ave. Bear right, go to the fifth traffic light [Beltagh Ave.], make right. Opposite Wantagh High School.
Hours:
Gates open M-Sa 8:30-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
516-785-6153
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Grave of Checkers, Nixon's Dog

Checkers, the cute cocker spaniel that saved Richard Nixon's political career in 1952, is buried in Long Island's Bide-a-Wee Pet Cemetery. His grave is still sometimes decorated with small American flags.

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Grave of Checkers.

Grave of Checkers, Nixon's Dog

Easier way to locate grave is to enter at lot 20 and continue to walk straight until you approach a large bush on the righthand side. Checkers' grave is the second tombstone on the right, directly in front of the bush.

[Rich Frejomil, 11/01/2016]
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