Friday, June 17, 2011
I have gotten in the habit of photographing informative signs when I visit somewhere new.
Once I download the photographs, I can enlarge the text on my computer and read the signs at home.
Even if I read informative signs when I am visiting somewhere, I know I'll forget what I've read so I like to have the photos at home to refer to.
These signs were taken at Thurmond, WV a town which is virtually abandoned at this point. Once the railroads switched from steam to diesel, and there was less coal mining in the area, the town died. Below is a shot of what was once downtown Thurmond. This website has more information about Thurmond since you won't be able to read the photos of the signs I included. I can read them because on my computer they are very large files and are readable when magnified.
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