sign post forest / watson lake

After the japanese attack on pearl harbor the us military pushed to construct a land bridge to alaska and the 2414-kilometer-long alaska highway was built by canadian and american soldiers in just one year.

1942 carl lindley, a homesick american soldier nailed a sign of his hometown to the army signpost in watson lake and since then people screwed and nailed like cracy.

Until today approximately 80000 signs have been added to the posts and the visitor center provides more poles, so tourists from all over the world have space for their signs.

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