Signs, Symbols and Stones: The Portuguese American Urban Ethnic Landscape #1

Jim Fonseca
4 min readMay 11, 2021
Billboard in New Bedford. Photo by the author.

Wouldn’t it be fun to wander in an urban ethnic landscape — maybe even get lost — and learn about a different culture? This series will take us to such an urban ethnic landscape, close to home yet far enough away to make it different and exciting. A hybrid landscape combining elements of European and American culture — that of the Portuguese Americans in…

Jim Fonseca

Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.