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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.
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wall Street of the Rockies marker series.
 
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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Solid Investment
The Barnes Dance Marker at bottom of photo. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
2. The Barnes Dance Marker at bottom of photo.
(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 . . .  Wall Street of the Rockies website on the marker. (Submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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