Alaska Signpost Forest

On the Road, Trivia
on September 18, 2011

In 1942, Carl K. Lindley, a homesick soldier from Danville (pop. 33,027) helping to build the Alaska Highway, planted a hand-painted sign in Watson Lake, Yukon Territory, that read “Danville, Illinois, 2835 miles.” Others followed suit and the Sign Post Forest became a popular tourist attraction. Last year, Danville opened the Lindley Sign Post Forest, and the town of Watson Lake donated a sign that reads: “2835 miles to Watson Lake’s Sign Post Forest.”

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