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Trans Canada, Part 3 - Sign Post Forest

Entering the Yukon Territory on the Alcan Highway, one can't miss a series of signs posted along the side of the road. You can't miss it because there are over 77,000 of them!

In 1942, a US soldier named Carl K. Lindley spent time in Watson Lake while recovering from an injury. A commanding officer instructed him to repair and erect the directional signposts and while completing the job, he added a sign that indicated the direction and mileage to his hometown of Danville, Illinois. Others followed suit, and the trend caught on.

Other than the sign posts, I only noticed mosquitos!


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