Monday, August 2, 2010

Alaska Hwy - Watson Lake, Yukon



We made it to Watson Lake, Yukon (Canada) on June 13.  On our way here we saw our first grizzly bear on the side of the road on the Alaska Hwy.  We couldn't get a photo because we were pulling our 5th wheel trailer at the time and there was no spot to pull over.


All the little towns along the Alaska Hwy in both Canada and Alaska usually have something to lure travelers to stop.  This town has "The Signpost Forest".  The tradition was started by a lonely G.I. from Danville, Illinois (USA).  He put up a sign for his home town in 1942.  Now there are over 69,000 signs from all over the world.


This is a copy of the original sign.


The first sign by that lonely G.I. was posted in 1942 before there was a town of Watson Lake.


Cute sign...unfortunately we didn't bring a sign to post.


There is row after row of signs...this is just a small section.


More rows....


Tired yet...there's more!


Hubby found this one for Brookpark, Ohio.  My father, mother and oldest brother all worked (and retired from) at the General Motors plant in Brookpark, Ohio.


Stay with us for more photos of our drive up the Alaska Hwy!

Have a lovely day!

Sandy at Teacup Lane
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9 comments:

  1. O.K..... Now that was just wierd!! LOL!!
    Have a Great Day!
    Love,
    Marilyn

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  2. This is one special forest. What would your sign be? Nice photo of you two.

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  3. Sandy,

    What a wonderful trip you are having! I am enjoying your posts.

    Carol

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  4. What a wonderful tour you have been on. You will have some nice memories.

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  5. What an interesting place! I can see the sign stating "KATOWICE" on one picture.;) That is in Poland I believe.;)
    Have a great week Sandy,
    xo

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  6. What a fun idea. Bet you loved all the colors. Very cool. Keep driving safely. Off to see where this is on a real map.

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  7. Interesting place and story, Sandy! Sounds like a neat trip. Can't imagine seeing a grizzly on the side of the road!! Incredible sight I'm sure!

    Hope you have a great week!
    Blessings,
    Becky

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  8. Wow! That is a lot of signs. I just finished reading Sarah Palin's book.I think Alaska would be beautiful to visit.
    Enjoy your trip,
    Carolyn

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  9. I've never been here it's so interesting, heard about this place though.

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