For eleven years ending in 1995, I was a professional speaker. With my former wife, I spoke in 48 of 50 states, Canada, and the Caribbean. For the first few years, we traveled by air. Then, in order to effectively reach smaller markets, I purchased a motor home.
In the following years, I wore out two motor homes crisscrossing the country. I've seen more of the United States than possibly anyone other than long-haul truckers.
For the last few years of that time I took a number of photos of what I call Highway Memorials.
I was driven by the notion that one day I would research a number of them, find out who they honored, the accident that took their live(s), and who built and maintains the memorial.
That was the plan, but so far nothing has come of it. Then today, rummaging through some old photos, looking for one to illustrate a blog post I was writing, I came across three envelopes full of photos of Highway Memorials. I decided in that moment that a blog site would be the way to share the photos and the idea.
So, for now, I'm going to post the pictures that aren't cataloged and ask you to make comments and tell me what you think of the idea. In addition, if you know of a Highway Memorial that you would like me to post, send a photo, and if you have it, include the information you have about it. I'll publish the photos and stories in the order that I receive them. My eMail address is just to the right of this post.
Thanks for your time.
Bert Carson - Huntsville, Alabama January 9, 2013 10 PM