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Historical markers can be found everywhere and are important sources of information for the public.

Raymond F. Pisney explains how to plan local historical marker programs in this comprehensive primer. He weighs the cost and benefits of implementing such a program, emphasizing the skills and resources it takes to manage a successful program.

A step-by-step approach for the program covers the entire process.

Pisney outlines beginning phases that include creating criteria, selecting marker subjects, determining the types of markers available, and editorial choices.

He concludes with the final phases of the project such as acquiring funding and determining the placement of the marker.

Technical Leaflet #104 (1978)