And of course, there were other dates in metal as well. Here are a few:
And regardless of where you go, with a hobby this odd you will continue to get the occasional funny look. To wit:
This blog is a collection of pictures of urban infrastructure, typically fire hydrants and manhole covers that are inscribed with dates. Why? Because these things have withstood floods, suburbanization, Urban Renewal, riots, gentrification, shifting modes of transportation and every other creative and destructive force that has been thrown at cities through the decades. I think they deserve some credit.