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Each sign tells a different story or leads you to a new adventure.  Signs can help identify important and historic locations. Signs can be historical and uphold the spirit of a city. Every state has unique signs, but what do they mean and where are they at, look below to see what notable sign your state has.

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Alabama

Edmund Pettus Bridge- This bridge is historically known for the Selma to Montgomery marches and is located in Selma, AL. The bridge was built in 1940 and became prominent on March 7th,1965 for the Bloody Sunday event. The bridge is now a famous image in the Civil Rights movement and has been featured in movies such as "Selma."

         

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Alaska

Ketchikan- This sign is displayed in Ketchikan, AK the southernmost city in the state.  More notably is Alaska's first city and is also the self-proclaimed salmon capital of the world.

       

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Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park- One of the most distinguishable landmarks in the world, stretching 277 miles from end to end, the steep walls descend more than a mile to the canyon’s floor, where the ColoradoRiverr flows. The Grand Canyon is a must-see, whose beauty can only be understood in person.                                                                                                  

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Arkansas

Crater of Diamonds- The world's only diamond-bearing site accessible to the public, where diamonds have continuously been discovered in the field since 1906, just bring a shovel and screen to find your own.

         

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California

Hollywood-Spelled out in 44-foot-tall white capital letters of the Hollywood sign is known worldwide for its presence in many films. Restored in 1978 to its present glory, this sign will remain one of the most famous signs on Earth and be the symbol of so many peoples life dream.

                     

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Colorado

Estes Park- Within the boundaries of Rocky Mountain National Park, this park contains many amazing mountains that cradle the Estes Valley, providing residents and guests with incredible beauty and inspiration.

       

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Connecticut

The Mark Twain House & Museum- The house where some of the Twains most known works were written, such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Prince and the Pauper, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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Delaware

Delaware Welcome Sign- Displaying the pride of Delaware on December 7, 1787,  when they became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States. Now proudly displays being the First State on all their welcome signs.

               

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Florida

Universal Studios- Welcoming you to the theme park is the giant Universal globe feature at the start of all of the studio's films. The theme park consists of rides of their best-known movies and located in Orlando.

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Georgia

Tybee Island- Located at the most northeastern point in Georgia, it displays the geographic diversity of the state. Known for the Tybee Island Lighting house this sign welcomes all too beautiful beach fronts and fun.

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Hawaii

USS Nevada Memorial- Memorializing the fallen ship at Pearl Harbor it is one of many signs and reminders of the events of that day.  

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Idaho

Idaho Potato Museum- Everything devoted to the potato, you can learn here. Learn the history of potato farming while viewing the worlds largest crisp. Most importantly take a picture with their giant potato sign by the entrance taking the museum over the top.

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Illinois

Chicago Theatre- A landmark theatre built in 1921 known for its grand Wurlitzer pipe organ and flashy entrance sign. The Chicago sign is the gold standard for marquee signs and will light up the Chicago sky for the foreseeable future.

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Indiana

Indianapolis Motor Speedway- Home of the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 this is the entrance of one of the most notable speedways in America. This large sign can be seen from far and wide to guide racing fan to the gateway entrance.

                                 

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Iowa

"Day the Music Died"- The unofficial remembrance of the plane crash and death of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper outside Clear Lake. There are a few DIY signs located in the area of the crash including Buddy Holly's signature glasses.

     

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Kansas

Dodge City- Displaying the tradition of the hardworking wild west that this town encapsulates. Set outside not only the town but of the Boot Hill museum whose mission is to preserve the history of the Old West with emphasis on Dodge City.

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Kentucky

Churchill Downs- Host of the extravagant Kentucky Derby these golden letters show the spirit of the derby.  Along with ornate windows and statues, this sign sets the mood of extravagance and history of Churchill Downs.

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Louisiana

Preservation Hall- Shaped as a trombone case, this sign signifies the tradition of Jazz music in New Orleans. Located in the French quarter, preservation hall was created to preserve and protect traditional New Orleans jazz.

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Maine

World Traveler- Located in an unpopulated and woodsy crossroads, and is widely known as a result of very popular postcards. Most stop here for a cheesy photo-op, to show how far you are from all these Maine towns.

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Maryland

US Naval Academy-  Established on 10 October 1845, in Annapolis, the naval academy is one of the best colleges in the country. Showing the tradition and age of the academy this sign represents the historic nature of the academy.

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Massachusetts

Freedom Trail- A 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston, Massachusetts, passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States.  Each stop has a sign to orient you and displays the history of the city.

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Michigan

Grand Hotel- Overlooking Mackinac Island the historic Grand Hotel has had a variety of famous visitors and features the world’s longest porch. Thomas Edison also first displayed his phonograph on the hotel's porch.

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Minnesota

Mall of America- Built to be the largest shopping center in America, the Mall of America also needed a large sign to go with. The sign overlooks the parking lot and guides the customer to the main entrance.

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Mississippi

Vicksburg National Military Park- Site of the battle of Vicksburg in the civil war this sign is topped with an authentic cannon from the battle.

   

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Missouri

Silver Dollar City- The entrance of Silver Dollar City is shown with this large ax. The park is a 1880s-themed experience that fits Branson's vision as a family-friendly vacation destination with down-home charm. 

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Montana

Yellowstone National Park- The First National Park in the U.S. and is also widely held to be the first national park in the world. The park is known for its wildlife along with Old Faithful geyser. Nearly 3,500-sq.-miles of wilderness recreation area atop a volcanic hot spot, this sign displays the history that comes along with the park.

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