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Welcome To [Insert Your Town Here] Signs

Here's an assortment of alphabetically-arranged signs welcoming visitors to various localities and/or demarcating boundaries. From Ware, Massachusetts ("Nationally known as the town that can't be licked") to Amesville, Ohio (home "of the famed coonskin library"), through Gnaw Bone, Indiana, Tahlequah!, Oklahoma ("Best small town in Oklahoma and 53rd best small town in America"), and Bland, Missouri (named after "Congressman Richard P. 'Silver Dick' Bland"), these signs tell us as much or more about the inhabitants as they do their localities. I took most of these pictures during cross-country car trips (26,000 miles in total and avoiding all interstate highways) in 1999 and again in 2002.

Wish I'd kept better notes as I drove. Where, for example, is Gold Hill ("a quiet city" where "all loud and unnecessary noises are prohibited")? Or Owensville, where "speed is checked by laser"? I simply can't remember! If you have any information, please let me know.
Academia ,Ohio
Academia ,Ohio
Alamogordo, New Mexico
Alamogordo, New Mexico
Ames, New York
Ames, New York
Amesville, Ohio
Amesville, Ohio
Andover, New York
Andover, New York
Angel Fire, New Mexico
Angel Fire, New Mexico
Ansonia, Ohio
Ansonia, Ohio
Artesia, New Mexico
Artesia, New Mexico
Asharoken, NY
Asharoken, NY
Augusta, Ohio
Augusta, Ohio
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Barkeyville, Pennsylvania
Barkeyville, Pennsylvania
Benoit, Mississippi
Benoit, Mississippi
Beulah, Mississippi
Beulah, Mississippi
Bible Grove, Illinois
Bible Grove, Illinois
Biggs, California (Courtesy Pete Carr, City Administrator)
Biggs, California (Courtesy Pete Carr, City Administrator)
Big Sandy, Texas
Big Sandy, Texas
Billmore, Missouri
Billmore, Missouri
Binger, Oklahoma
Binger, Oklahoma
Bland, Missouri
Bland, Missouri
Blanding, Utah
Blanding, Utah
Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
Boulder Junction, Wisconsin
Bridgport, Vermont
Bridgport, Vermont
Brushy Prarie, Indiana
Brushy Prarie, Indiana
Bucklin, Kansas
Bucklin, Kansas
Burkley, Kentucky
Burkley, Kentucky
Butts Corners
Butts Corners
Calm, Missouri
Calm, Missouri
Cameron Mills, New York
Cameron Mills, New York
Canisteo, New York
Canisteo, New York
Carrizozo, New Mexico
Carrizozo, New Mexico
Catharine, New York
Catharine, New York
Charlemont, Massachusetts
Charlemont, Massachusetts
Chuckery, Ohio
Chuckery, Ohio
Cloudcroft, New Mexico
Cloudcroft, New Mexico
Coal Hill, Pennsylvania
Coal Hill, Pennsylvania
Collinsville, Alabama
Collinsville, Alabama
Copeland, Kansas
Copeland, Kansas
Crabmeadow, NY
Crabmeadow, NY
Cranberry, Pennsylvania
Cranberry, Pennsylvania
Crow, Texas
Crow, Texas
Cuddebackville, New  York
Cuddebackville, New York
Cullison, Kansas
Cullison, Kansas
Cunningham, Kansas
Cunningham, Kansas
Cyclone, Pennsylvania
Cyclone, Pennsylvania
Dayton, Wyoming
Dayton, Wyoming
Del City, Oklahoma
Del City, Oklahoma
Dix ,New York
Dix ,New York
Dodge City, Kansas
Dodge City, Kansas
Dugger, Indiana
Dugger, Indiana
Eagle Bay, New York
Eagle Bay, New York
Eagle Nest, New Mexico
Eagle Nest, New Mexico
Eagle River, Wisconsin
Eagle River, Wisconsin
Eldred, Pennsylvania
Eldred, Pennsylvania
Ellis, Indiana
Ellis, Indiana
Embarrass, Wisconsin
Embarrass, Wisconsin
Emporia, Indiana
Emporia, Indiana
Ensign, Kansas
Ensign, Kansas
Eureka, Kansas
Eureka, Kansas
Ewen, Michigan
Ewen, Michigan
Fairland, Indiana
Fairland, Indiana
Fair Play, Missouri
Fair Play, Missouri
Fancy Farm, Kentucky
Fancy Farm, Kentucky
Fayetteville, Ohio
Fayetteville, Ohio
Felt, Oklahoma
Felt, Oklahoma
Fletcher, Ohio
Fletcher, Ohio
Ford, Kansas
Ford, Kansas
Foster, Pennsylvania
Foster, Pennsylvania
Fountain City, Indiana
Fountain City, Indiana
Gas, Kansas
Gas, Kansas
Gerald, Missouri
Gerald, Missouri
German Flatts, New York
German Flatts, New York
Gnaw Bone, Indiana
Gnaw Bone, Indiana
Gold Hill, Oregon
Gold Hill, Oregon
Grand Saline, Texas
Grand Saline, Texas
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Greenfield, Massachusetts
Hampden, Massachusetts
Hampden, Massachusetts
Harmon, Ohio
Harmon, Ohio
Haviland, Kansas
Haviland, Kansas
Hillsboro, Ohio
Hillsboro, Ohio
Hinsdale, New Hampshire
Hinsdale, New Hampshire
Hoard, Texas
Hoard, Texas
Hobo Station, Mississippi
Hobo Station, Mississippi
Hord, Illinois
Hord, Illinois
Howe, Idaho
Howe, Idaho
Hubbardsville, New York
Hubbardsville, New York
Hugoton, Kansas
Hugoton, Kansas
Humansville, Missouri
Humansville, Missouri
Huntington, Massachusetts
Huntington, Massachusetts
Hurley, Wisconsin
Hurley, Wisconsin
Inlet, New York
Inlet, New York
Irwin, Ohio
Irwin, Ohio
Jelloway, Ohio
Jelloway, Ohio
Jicarilla Apache
Jicarilla Apache
Justus, Ohio
Justus, Ohio
Kent ,Connecticut
Kent ,Connecticut
Keownville, Mississippi
Keownville, Mississippi
Key, Texas
Key, Texas
Keyes, Oklahoma
Keyes, Oklahoma
Killbuck, Ohio
Killbuck, Ohio
Klamath, California
Klamath, California
Kossuth, New York
Kossuth, New York
Land O Lakes, Wisconsin
Land O Lakes, Wisconsin
Lava, New York
Lava, New York
Leeper, Pennsylvania
Leeper, Pennsylvania
Leominster, Massachusetts
Leominster, Massachusetts
Leslie, Missouri
Leslie, Missouri
Leverett ,Massachusetts
Leverett ,Massachusetts
Lima, New York
Lima, New York
Lime Rock, New York
Lime Rock, New York
Linton, Indiana
Linton, Indiana
Losantville, Indiana
Losantville, Indiana
Louisville, Illinois
Louisville, Illinois
Luck, Wisconsin
Luck, Wisconsin
Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Lynn, Indiana
Lynn, Indiana
Macks Creek, Missouri
Macks Creek, Missouri
Madison County, New York
Madison County, New York
Madison Junction, Wyoming
Madison Junction, Wyoming
Marion, North Carolina
Marion, North Carolina
Marks, Mississippi
Marks, Mississippi
Matamoras, Pennsylvania
Matamoras, Pennsylvania
McClure, Ohio
McClure, Ohio
Mesopotamia, Ohio
Mesopotamia, Ohio
Mineral Wells, Texas
Mineral Wells, Texas
Modoc, Indiana
Modoc, Indiana
Montague, Massachusetts
Montague, Massachusetts
Montezuma, Kansas
Montezuma, Kansas
Montour, New York
Montour, New York
Moreland, Indiana
Moreland, Indiana
Moscow, Kansas
Moscow, Kansas
Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Mutual, Ohio
Mutual, Ohio
Mystic, Connecticut
Mystic, Connecticut
Napolean, Ohio
Napolean, Ohio
Nectarine, Pennsylvania
Nectarine, Pennsylvania
Neosho, Wisconsin
Neosho, Wisconsin
New Albany, Pennsylvania
New Albany, Pennsylvania
Nitrate City, ,Alabama
Nitrate City, ,Alabama
Northampton, Massachusetts
Northampton, Massachusetts
Norwood Young America, Minnesota
Norwood Young America, Minnesota
Oblong, Illiniois
Oblong, Illiniois
Odessa, New York
Odessa, New York
Old Lyme, Connecticut
Old Lyme, Connecticut
Otto, Pennsylvania
Otto, Pennsylvania
Owensville, Ohio
Owensville, Ohio
Panhandle, Texas
Panhandle, Texas
Paradise, PA
Paradise, PA
Paris, New York
Paris, New York
Parsons, West Virginia
Parsons, West Virginia
Passport, Illinois
Passport, Illinois
Paydown, Missouri
Paydown, Missouri
Phalanx Mills, Ohio
Phalanx Mills, Ohio
Philip, South Dakota
Philip, South Dakota
Phlox, Wisconsin
Phlox, Wisconsin
Pigeon, Pennsylvania
Pigeon, Pennsylvania
Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts
Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts
Piqua, Ohio
Piqua, Ohio
Plain City, Ohio
Plain City, Ohio
Plainville, Connecticut
Plainville, Connecticut
Plato, Indiana
Plato, Indiana
Pocono, PA
Pocono, PA
Pomfret, Connecticut
Pomfret, Connecticut
Portville, New York
Portville, New York
Prospect, Ohio
Prospect, Ohio
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Rathbone, New York
Rathbone, New York
Ravenna, Ohio
Ravenna, Ohio
Rew, Pennsylvania
Rew, Pennsylvania
Richwood, Ohio
Richwood, Ohio
Rixford, Pennsylvania
Rixford, Pennsylvania
Rolla, Kansas
Rolla, Kansas
Rosebud, Missouri
Rosebud, Missouri
Roses, Pennsylvania
Roses, Pennsylvania
Roswell, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico
Rural, Pennsylvania
Rural, Pennsylvania
Russell City, Pennsylvania
Russell City, Pennsylvania
Russia, Ohio
Russia, Ohio
Sandy, Pennsylvania
Sandy, Pennsylvania
Saratoga, Indiana
Saratoga, Indiana
Seward, New York
Seward, New York
Shady Cove, Oregon
Shady Cove, Oregon
Shelby, Mississippi
Shelby, Mississippi
South Hadley, Massachusetts
South Hadley, Massachusetts
Sparta, Ohio
Sparta, Ohio
St. Paris, Ohio
St. Paris, Ohio
Strong City, Oklahoma
Strong City, Oklahoma
Sublette, Kansas
Sublette, Kansas
Sulpher Springs, Indiana
Sulpher Springs, Indiana
Switz City, Indiana
Switz City, Indiana
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Tariffville, Connecticut
Tariffville, Connecticut
Three Rivers, Massachusetts
Three Rivers, Massachusetts
Trenton, New York
Trenton, New York
Triangle, New York
Triangle, New York
Trout Creek, Michigan
Trout Creek, Michigan
Truxno, Louisiana
Truxno, Louisiana
Tuxedo, NY
Tuxedo, NY
Uncertain, Texas
Uncertain, Texas
Venus, Pennsylvania
Venus, Pennsylvania
Vian, Oklahoma
Vian, Oklahoma
Vowinckel, Pennsylvania
Vowinckel, Pennsylvania
Waldo, Ohio
Waldo, Ohio
Ware, Massachusetts
Ware, Massachusetts
Watkins Glen, New York
Watkins Glen, New York
Wautoma, Wisconsin
Wautoma, Wisconsin
Wawarsing, New York
Wawarsing, New York
Wellsville, New York
Wellsville, New York
West Hartford, Connecticut
West Hartford, Connecticut
West Milton, Ohio
West Milton, Ohio
Wetmore, Pennsylvania
Wetmore, Pennsylvania
Wheeler, Alabama
Wheeler, Alabama
Wheeler, Mississippi
Wheeler, Mississippi
Wild Rose, Wisconsin
Wild Rose, Wisconsin
Willits, California
Willits, California
Wilmot, Ohio
Wilmot, Ohio
Winesburg, Ohio
Winesburg, Ohio
Winslow, Pennsylvania
Winslow, Pennsylvania
Wooster, Ohio
Wooster, Ohio
Worth, Pennsylvania
Worth, Pennsylvania
Wurtsboro, New York
Wurtsboro, New York
Wyben, Massachusetts
Wyben, Massachusetts
Yellville, Arkansas (?)
Yellville, Arkansas (?)