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Old 07-11-2012, 02:29 PM
 
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So, I know this thread has most likely been done before, but I've decided to redo it. What is your favorite State welcome sign? (Design, Size, Meaning, Quality, etc. etc.) And what is your least favorite? Does the sign make you want to speed up to go into the state and stay there forever because it is extremely awesome? Or does it make you disapointed because its nothing more than a green or blue sign with white words? (Or do you not even notice it at all?..)

If you want, include the "Thanks for Visiting" signs also.

I like signs that make the state seem proud of itself, are somewhat extravagant, and that look like they took effort to design and make, and that represent the state well.

My favorites:

1: Alaska http://welcomesignproject.files.word...-to-alaska.jpg
2: Minnesota Minnesota Welcome Sign at Pigeon River | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
3: Wisconsin [ pixelmap ] stock & art photography of Wisconsin
4: Colorado http://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/c...orado_sign.jpg


Please post pictures.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Here are three nice ones:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OokgPoyO4E...+line+sign.JPG

http://runtrails.net/journal/images/2_nc/ncsign.jpg

http://whereswalden.com/wp-content/u...09/01/0041.jpg
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:36 PM
 
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My favorite so far is Georgia's sign with a giant Peach.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:37 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I like this one, saw it while hiking in the Berskshires. There is a beautiful waterfall in this park.

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Old 07-11-2012, 06:40 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y59...A/DSC02077.jpg

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Old 07-11-2012, 08:51 PM
 
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I like Nevada's. This is located on hwy 80 entering NV from CA.

http://i45.tinypic.com/2j61xrc.jpg

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Old 07-11-2012, 11:58 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/p...m/39200634.jpg

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Old 07-12-2012, 12:35 AM
 
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Iowa, it's the only state whose welcome signs are saying "People of Iowa Welcome you". The rest 47 states I've been to use meaningless and bland abstract slogans like "Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, ..... Welcomes You". Abstractions don't welcome anyone, they can't.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Iowa, it's the only state whose welcome signs are saying "People of Iowa Welcome you". The rest 47 states I've been to use meaningless and bland abstract slogans like "Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, ..... Welcomes You". Abstractions don't welcome anyone, they can't.
Michigan's newer signs say "Welcome to Pure Michigan". Good for an advertisement, not so much for a welcome board. I actually like the older one a lot more.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8289/7...5797d2e3_b.jpg

File:WelcomeToMichiganSignUS8Nov2009.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The older one: http://www.state-ends.com/michigan/us/31/us31s2.jpg

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Old 07-12-2012, 08:16 AM
 
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Cool thread, I think of all New England states, CT has the most boring sign, kinda goes hand in hand with the state itself

http://www.thelighthousehunters.com/ct/welcome-ct.gif

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