September 3, 2014

Sign: Clay From the Earth


I spotted this paper sign on a wall in Strasburg, Virginia. I have no idea why someone posted it, but "clay from the earth" refers to the raw material used for pottery, once an important industry in the town. In the 1800's the town was often called "Pot Town" and Strasburg Pottery is now prized by antique collectors. (See the Strasburg Museum history page for more.)

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14 comments:

  1. It's clearly a message. I like it.

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  2. Enigmatic, but interesting.

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  3. This sign could be posted in every US town. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  4. Interesting sign that refers to the town's golden past.

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  5. There's a bit of history in that sign.

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  6. So true. I think we need to get a little back to nature.

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  7. Some people use clay in their diets. Benonite Clay I know... not sure if there is any others they eat or not.

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