While in Sturgis, South Dakota for this, I was drawn to this engraved pathway. At first I thought it was some type of memorial then I realized some of the blocks held the names of businesses and not individuals. I did not find any information on Sturgis' city website so I am only assuming that this pathway was created as a way to raise funds for the revitalization of the main street by offering blocks for sale. Personally I think it is a really great idea. I don't much care for the advertising blocks but really found the memorial blocks to be touching and historically interesting.
What do you think about this method of funding?