Wednesday, 28 October 2015

The Sign Post Forest Of Watson Lake, Canada

image credit: Eli Duke

One of the quirkiest attractions along the Alaska Highway is located near the town of Watson Lake, in Yukon territory, Canada. It's a 'forest' full of signs of various shapes and sizes hammered into vertical wooden posts driven into the ground.

The landmark was started by Private Carl Lindley in 1942, at a time when the Alaska Highway was being built. When Carl Lindley was injured and taken to the Army Aid Station to recuperate, Carl's commanding officer ordered him to repair and repaint the directional post that pointed to various points along the tote road. Over the years, the single signpost grew to a forest a couple of acres in size with signs added by people from all over the world.

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