Local Tour Route Sign
The local tour route sign is intended to mark a road route that will take visitors to a number of historic trail sites or segments. See figure below for an example of how a local tour concept works, or download the figure as a PDF (102 KB pdf).
The local tour functions similar to the auto tour route with the principle difference being the local tour route usually follows a number of local low speed, rural, or even dirt roads. The primary consideration for development of a local tour is when a number of historic trail sites or segments exist in a relatively small geographical area, and signing each of the sites separately would become difficult and confusing.
Considering a Local Tour Route
*Signage and interpretation go hand-in-hand. A site that has historical significance — where you want to erect a sign — will also need interpretation, usually in the form of outdoor exhibit(s).
Did You Know?
Long-standing rivalries of European colonial powers for control of lands in the New World were played out along evolving travel routes that became El Camino Real de los Tejas, now a national historic trail.