For over a year now, I have been posting various photos that I've taken from over 10 years ago on the Facebook road-related groups as a bit of a nod to Throwback Thursday. I would like to start posting this on the blog as well. In the days before blue pentagon shaped county route shields, the various counties in New York State used different shapes and colors for their county route shields. In the Empire State, this practice ended during the 1970s. This week, we go back to June 2002, when a rare remaining square Suffolk County route shield was still kicking around at the eastern end of Suffolk CR 80 in Southampton, New York.