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More PA Keystone Town Markers news

More great news in Pennsylvania on the preservation of historic signs.

First, Nathaniel Guest and the PA Keystone Marker Trust will soon be unveiling a website that will assist communities throughout the Commonwealth in restoring and also recreating the iron cast markers that have graced Pennsylvania highways for over 80 years.

Next month, Guest will be presenting at the 2010 Statewide Conference on Heritage.  His presentation will focus on how to achieve a balance between the preservation of historic signs and the transportation guidelines, Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).  The conference runs May 18-20.  Guest presents on Wednesday, May 19th.

And finally, Jim Carn is out again restoring existing keystones in North Central Pennsylvania.  This time he's restored three keystones in the Williamsport area.

First, South Williamsport
The rusted old sign now looks like this:
Montoursville:

Jim repainted two Mountoursville signs - the first being at PA 87 at Interstate 180.
If you look closely at the photo above, you'll see rust sports around the 'Founded 1768' print.  Here's the repainted version:

The second Mountoursville keystone that Jim restored is located on Broad Street (Old US 220).  The rust was more prevalent on this sign.

And now the repainted sign - a great improvement.

A job well done my Jim and also best wishes to Nathaniel on his presentation next month.

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