Souvenirs of Yesteryear: Street Signs


Municipal infrastructures, such as street signs, are usually taken for granted. Most residents know where they are going and how to get there, so they just drive to their destinations without reading the street signs. The drivers who do read them are from some place else. Street signs are the first things visitors pay attention to when entering a city. Missing or defective signs do not reflect well on a municipality. Here in the City of Norwich, drivers are frequently stopping to ask me where some place is, usually because of the occasional absence of some signs or the peculiar policy of having only one street labeled at many intersections.

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