07 October 2008

Zero milepostin' in the Chocolate City

In the heart of downtown New Orleans, on a nondescript street corner, sits a rather odd curiosity:

A forgotten monument to the ancient fertility gods, perhaps?

Why shucks, it's the marker for the southern end of the historic Jefferson Highway!!

The southern terminus of the long forgotten transcontinental auto trail was writ permanently in granite here in the distant year of 1917.

Amazing how this has survived the years.

(This monument is not a new discovery to me, but I lacked decent pictures of it...until now.)

1 comment:

US 71 said...

Hmmm... I'll have to find that now.