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Hidden in Plain Sight: fish storm drains

Sunshine is hard to remember now, but earlier in October when morning shadows were long, I happened to notice a very cool fish design on a storm drain at Third and Jefferson. I have passed this remarkable design a zillion times without seeing it.”Dump No Waste! Drains to Waterways. Made in USA”

Curious, I checked the other three in this intersection and they all had the fish.

Then I checked along Third Avenue from Mile Zero to Van Buren at mid-block and at intersections and lost count; possibly up to 40! A few were a slightly different design, pictured below.

The storm drains were manufactured by East Jordan Ironworks of Michigan.


I don’t know how long these have been here, hidden in plain sight. It would be fun to know!

Carol Griswold



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