Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Sign Post Forest - Watson Lake Yukon, Canada


Sign Post Forest - Watson Lake Yukon, Canada

The World Famous Sign Post Forest is Watson Lake’s best known attraction. So famous, it is known - and mimicked - around the world.

Sign Post Forest - Watson Lake Yukon, Canada

The forest was started in 1942 by a homesick U.S. Army G.I., Carl K. Lindley of Danville, Il., Company D, 341st Engineers. While working on the Alaska Highway, he erected a sign here pointing the way and stating the mileage to his hometown. Others followed his lead and are still doing so to this day. On July 20, 1990, Olen and Anita Walker of Bryan, Ohio placed the 10,000th sign. Carl K. Lindley and his wife visited the site in 1992, 50 years after his first post was erected.


Sign Post Forest - Watson Lake Yukon, Canada

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