Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Spring 4-1990

Description

The Adopt a Highway program began in 1985. The program was conceived by James Evans, a engineer at the Texas Department of Transportation, who was inspired after seeing litter fly out of the back of a pickup. This 1990 photograph shows an Adopt a Highway sign in North Carolina. When a group adopts a section of highway, they receive volunteer training and are required to keep that section of highway clean. In exchange a sign bearing the groups name is posted in their section of highway.

Notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adopt_a_Highway

Rights

This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Roadside improvement -- Highway beautification -- North Carolina;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

North Carolina

Keywords

highways, roads, beautification

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