Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pioneer Courthouse Square Mile Post Sign

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Mile Post Sign
Distances to nine sister-cities and other geographical destinations are listed on this whimsical signpost.
I took this photo on February 28, when I was downtown after attending the Architectural Heritage Center's program "Writing Local History." Just so you know, I've tried to take photos of this mile post sign other times. This is the first one I've taken that I've liked, ever.

I've been to some of the sites, all either in Portland or nearby--Pacific Ocean, Zoo, Mt. Hood, Washington Park, Portlandia, Columbia River Gorge (Col Riv Gorge), TriMet Info, and Waterfront. I'm not sure where that Independence is, but when I Googled and MapQuested Portland to Independence, Missouri, I found that it's 1800 miles, so I guess that's not the Independence they mean.

Have you been to any of the sites show at this angle of the sign?

7 comments:

WendyB said...

That's cute! I've been to the Great Wall.

Boise Diva said...

O-K - that's confusing!

Kris said...

The kangaroos are over there!

Anonymous said...

When I did the Google, it said 1502 miles to Independence, MO.

cieldequimper said...

I love these signs!

Gresham Photo Blog said...

A great shot of our famous sign! I like the wintery look. I usually shoot it in the summer!

AVCr8teur said...

I've seen signs like this, but this one seems to have the most destinations. I wonder where is Kangaroos.