xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Oct 27 04:03 AM
October 27th, 2015: Sign Post Forest
Watson Lake, up in the Yukon Territory, is a little town of about 1500 people. It's located 635 miles, about half way, up the 1400 mile Alcan Highway, and close to the junctions of Rte 37 down to British Columbia, and Rte 4 up to Dawson. That makes it a natural rest stop for travelers, and because there ain't no place, like this place, near this place, for locals too.
glatt Tuesday Oct 27 08:57 AM
I've heard of that place before and have always been a little curious about how a sign gets added. A lot of those signs look very official. How does that work, does a tourist plan ahead by stealing a sign from home and carrying it with them across the border and up to Watson Lake, and then find an empty spot on a post?
Sundae Tuesday Oct 27 09:15 AM
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Oct 27 12:30 PM
Yes glatt, they bring them along with them, because someone told them about the place, they read about it, or they've been through there before. Mining and timber people come to work seasonally, truckers and military passing through, or repeat tourists heading for Alaska. I've been there five times. It's strange looking at those signs, and recognizing so many from places I've been to, or close enough to that the name clicks. Like in the first picture there's a sign for Chehalis, Washington. I was working in Centralia, WA, for about three months in 1980, and we used to go to this weird store in Chehalis, called Sunbird, that was a bastard child of Kmart, Job Lots, and an Army Navy store, so it clicked immediately. Then of course some are for cities everyone has heard of, I mean a sign for Springfield, hell everyone knows a Springfield.
BigV Wednesday Oct 28 05:43 PM
Know Springfield? Hell, I was BORN in Springfield.
xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Oct 28 06:58 PM
We know that, Bart.