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Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Barnes Dance

Wall Street of the Rockies

 

— Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —

 
The Barnes Dance Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
1. The Barnes Dance Marker
Inscription.  
The first traffic signal with a pedestrian "walk" component was installed here by Henry Barnes in 1952. The resultant diagonal crossing pattern was reminiscent of a square dance colloquially known as "the Barnes Dance."

Barnes stated, "The time had come to give the pedestrian a 30 to 70% chance of getting across the street alive."
 
Erected by Walk of Fame International. (Marker Number 11w.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the Colorado, Denver, Wall Street of the Rockies series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1952.
 
Location. 39° 44.808′ N, 104° 59.521′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 17th Street and Stout Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17th Street, Denver CO 80202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shock Treatment (within shouting distance of this marker); Origins (within shouting distance of this marker); E is for Equitable
The Barnes Dance Marker at bottom of photo. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
2. The Barnes Dance Marker at bottom of photo.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Solid Investment (within shouting distance of this marker); Four Corners (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Stock Market Crash of 1929 (about 300 feet away); Boom and Bust (about 300 feet away); Misery (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
 
Also see . . .  Henry Barnes (traffic engineer). Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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May. 16, 2022