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Maps and Signs

 

August 28, 2019

I ended this column a few weeks ago, "I have read in the Colorado Springs papers of the time where tourists coming west from Limon found themselves halfway to Pueblo (near Fountain) before they figured out that where they really wanted to go was up Ute Pass, or even Palmer Lake. It was also at this time that oil companies, like the gas stations, started having maps available. "Now I have more for that story!"

The story dated from the 1920's before signs were common. I found a story in a 1950 newspaper that brought me to laugh quite hard. It related how the highway department was busy puttin...



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