Social Distancing reminders in Joshua Tree National Park

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Social Distancing reminders in Joshua Tree National Park

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This sign caught my eye because of the last item on the list “Still don’t use slower friends as bear bait” made me laugh. This could be of interest to future historians because it demonstrates how different places try to use humor to spread some positivity, while also reminding people how to hike while staying COVID safe. I was reminded of “the strange lives of objects in the coronavirus era” article, and the way simple objects can tell stories. The information outlined on this poster is not new, it outlines the same practices the CDC has advocated for nine months, but the way it is presented gives insight into how national parks are handling the pandemic.

Date (Dublin Core)

October 27, 2020

Creator (Dublin Core)

Ainslee Moorehead

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Ainslee Moorehead

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Suffolk University in Boston

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English Parks
English Education--Universities
English Social Distance

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Joshua Tree National Park
National Park
joshua tree

Contributor's Tags (a true folksonomy) (Friend of a Friend)

joshua tree
national parks
van life

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This item was submitted on December 16, 2020 by ainslee moorehead using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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