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Free Press / Jamie Edmondson
Elk City is represented in Alaska’s Sign Post Forest


Free Press / Jamie Edmondson Elk City is represented in Alaska’s Sign Post Forest



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Jamie Edmondson Elk City 842-2452 elkcitynews@yahoo.com

— Well, Elk City is finally represented among the world’s famous, and not so famous, towns, cities, areas, and countries in a most unique way.

In a town called Watson Lake, in the Yukon, there is the Sign Post Forest. The forest was “planted” in 1942 when a homesick soldier from Danville, Ill., added his hometown sign to an army mileage post while working on the Alaska Highway. That started a tradition that goes on to this day. There are currently over 72,000 signs from all over the world.

In traveling to Alaska over the last five years and “discovering” this unique display, we decided to add one more to the collection. This year, we took a sign we had made and added it to the “forest” (see photo). For information on this unique sight visit, http://www.yukoninfo.com/watson-lake-signpost-forest/. Just thought you all might enjoy this.

Anniversaries: Dan & Piney Smith



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