Protect Nearby Monument!

19Jun12

“Protect nearby monument.” I looked across the road and thought, “Why are they concerned about this?”

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It doesn’t look to me to be in any danger. It’s far enough back from the river it isn’t likely to fall in. Are they worried about vandals? I looked at the sign again and saw the bottom line “Monument is 6 feet No.” Well, that means they aren’t talking about that one. It’s a lot further than 6 feet away and it isn’t anywhere close to north. I look around and about 2 paces north of the sign I see this in the ground.

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Finally my brain processes the first part of the sign completely “Protect nearby survey monument.” The stone in the ground for surveyors to use as a reference point. “Monument” made my mind go immediately to something big and grand. Nope. We’re talking about this plain and unassuming stone in the ground.

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