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This reminds me of an old Ogden Nash poem, I'll Take the High Road Commission, reflecting on an old street sign motif for school crossings.
To cut to the chase*

Wisest of their proverbs,
Truest of their talk.
Have I found that dictum:

CROSS

CHILDREN

WALK


When Adam took the highway
He left his sons a guide:

CROSS

CHILDREN

WALK


CHEERFUL

CHILDREN


RIDE

I cannot find an example of these old signs. Here is a sign of somewhat similar motif (which may or may not be authentic, being from Etsy!), displaying the seemingly unusual grammatical construction of signs of 6 or 7 decades ago. :)

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* Here is the complete poem (FWIW) :)

I'LL TAKE THE HIGH ROAD COMMISSION

In between the route marks
And the shaving rhymes.
Black and yellow markers
Comment on the times.

All along the highway
Hear the signs discourse:

MEN

SLOW

WORKING



SADDLE

CROSSING

HORSE


Cryptic crossroad preachers
Proffer good advice,
Helping wary drivers
Keep out of Paradise.

Transcontinental sermons.
Transcendental talk:

SOFT

CAUTION

SHOULDERS



CROSS

CHILDREN

WALK


Wisest of their proverbs,
Truest of their talk.

Have I found that dictum:

CROSS

CHILDREN

WALK


When Adam took the highway
He left his sons a guide:

CROSS

CHILDREN

WALK


CHEERFUL

CHILDREN

RIDE
 
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