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Sign Post Forest, Watson Lake, Yukon

A favorite stop of mine is in Watson Lake, in the Yukon. A small town (less than 2000 people) with the Alaska Highway running through its center, Watson Lake is the home of the Sign Post Forest, a delightful, interesting stop on a long drive north and well worth the time. Started in 1943 when a homesick soldier working on the Alaska Highway posted a sign from his home town on an army post, people from all over the world have posted city and town signs, street signs and any number of signs from their own areas, creating a veritable forest of signs that keeps growing and attracting more visitors and more signs. In addition to the "forest," the attached visitor center provides information to travelers through the region and a small museum. The staff there are particularly friendly and helpful, making it a highly recommended stop that I make a point of including on every trip.