They are everywhere, always in the most dangerous places. They exist on all roads, from the interstates of the Northeast to dirt tracks in the back country of Wyoming.
I love this piece and share your fascination with roadside memorials. In fact, you've scooped me in a way -- actually kicked me in the tuchus to write the damned piece about signs of our passage through the world. Nevada is a ripe place for such things. The desert tries to swallow us up, but we continue to shout our names so we won't be forgotten. Thank you, Paul, for this beautiful story.
Montana has been placing white crosses at crash sites since the 1950's as part of a driver safety program....there are roughly 2,500 markers across the state