New I-75 Historical Markers

Have you ever seen a historical marker which so shakes you up that you find yourself contemplating it for the rest of the trip?

Neither have we.

However, Norm Magnusson hopes to get you to do just that. But instead of history, he is sculpting thought-provoking social commentary into blue and gold historical markers. These markers will be sprinkled about I-75 for all to see, contemplate, and argue with.  Our favorite (of the ones he had posted on the internet) is:

You can find his explanation for the project here. The official web page is here.

We at the American Hysterical Society would like to propose a “historical marker” which reads: On This Spot stands a historical marker whose greatest influence is to make sure you remember to take the next right.

Hopefully Magnusson’s historical markers will have a greater impact than the ones out there now.


About T.H. Gray

T.H. Gray is the self-appointed court jester and Dr. Demento for the history museum field. A lifelong museum professional and reenactor, he is a graduate of the prestigious Peale-Barnum Public History Museum Studies Program. Until 2011, when the AHS hired him away, he was on staff at the Benjamin Dover Memorial Museum & Swimming Pool ("Our History is All Wet!"). He remembers when museums were still about history, science, and art. BTW, all of these posts say they are by T.H. Gray because he can't turn off the byline. Credit, when due, is given. View all posts by T.H. Gray

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