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Gerdas Werk für den Schilderwald
Gruppenbild im Schilder-Wald
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Titel: Signpost Forest in Watson Lake

On the Alaska Highway in Yukon Territory, Canada.


Tourist attractions in Watson Lake include the Northern Lights Centre and the much-imitated original "Signpost Forest". The Signpost Forest was started in 1942 by a homesick U.S. Army G.I. working on the Alaska Highway, who put up a sign with the name of his home town and the distance. Others followed suit and the tradition continues to this day. Today there are more than 45,000 signs of various types depicting locations across the world.

Sign from Austria visible here: Feldbach.

Schlüsselwörter: sign, forest
Image sizes: 2964*1945px, 2565kb
Origin: Originally a digital image, with postprocessing
Date/Time: 19960625-000004
Position coordinates:WGS84 LONG -128.713696003°, LAT 60.0632824385°
Destination coordinates;WGS84 LONG -128.713567257°, LAT 60.0633038551°
Air-line distance:
Author: André M. Winter
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