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Historic Upping Stones, Hitching Posts, and Carriage Blocks

To identify and record the location of old Upping Stones, Hitching Posts, and Carriage Blocks, made of stone or concrete that aided a rider or passenger to mount or dismount a horse or carriage, that are of historical interest and were in use when a horse was the main form of transportation before the automobile. The category is not looking for decorations, but original items in their original locations, not public park, museum or flower bed displays.
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Only old Upping Stones, Hitching Posts, and Carriage Blocks that were in use during the era that a horse was the main means of transportation before automobiles. No reproductions, replicias, or ones placed for decorative puropses.

No wooden Hitching Posts or Watering Troughs will be accepted to this category.

Watering foutains will no longer be considered for addition to this category.

Items that have been relocated or repurposed for public display will not be considered.

Effective 01/01/2017, the common Cast Iron Horse Head hitching rings will no longer be accepted.
There are just too many of them sold in antique stores and displayed as decorations.

Effective 3/11/2018 Pet watering and drinking fountains will no longer be accepted to the category.

Just too many that are relocated and repurposed for display are being submitted.
Instructions for Posting a Historic Upping Stones, Hitching Posts, and Carriage Blocks Waymark:

List the coordinates and a close up and a distant photograph of the object, along with a brief discription of the location, and any known history of the object.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

To post a visit log for waymarks in this category, you must have personally visited the waymark location. When logging your visit, please provide a note describing your visit experience and include a picture that you took during your visit to the waymark.
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