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Some people just don’t want addresses

Brief by Allen Best

Mountain Life – September 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine

Sometimes when people move to the country, they’d just as soon not feel like they were on a street in town. That’s true at many places, and it came up again recently in San Juan County, where Telluride is located.

There, county officials are trying to post road signs and assign addresses to all homes in rural areas. Trouble is, not all the country cousins like the signs, or even the addresses. The county commissioners suspect that, unless the public accepts the signs, they will mysteriously disappear. To forestall such tacit revolt, the county commissioners plan to invite the public to a meeting, to lay out the causes of their discontent.