SIGN LAN­GUAGE

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Watson Lake is known as a gate­way to the Yukon for trav­ellers driv­ing north from Bri­tish Columbia, but is also fa­mous for some­thing very un­usual—sign­post For­est. Yup, this for­est cur­rently boasts more than 72,000 sign­posts and count­ing. It all started back in 1942 dur­ing the build­ing of the Alaska High­way, when a U.S. Army G.I. posted a sign to his hometown, along with the mileage. It soon be­came a tra­di­tion for trav­ellers to do the same. You can hang a sign of your own—ei­ther bring it with you or buy a board there and make it your­self at the vis­i­tors’ cen­tre. Pretty cool, don’t you think?

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