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Title: Interesting Historic 99 Signs in Myrtle Creek OR
Post by: xonhulu on September 25, 2010, 09:19:58 PM
Awhile back, I left I-5 to drive the old 99 through town and discovered these interesting signs:

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR99MyrtleCreekHistoric2.jpg?t=1285462639)

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR99MyrtleCreekHistoric4.jpg?t=1285462900)

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR99MyrtleCreekHistoric6.jpg?t=1285462945)

Here's a close-up of the 2nd sign:

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss166/xonhulu/Oregon%20State%20Routes/OR99MyrtleCreekHistoric5.jpg?t=1285463006)

Very odd: it's a historic shield for Oregon 99, not US 99, although they mention both routes on the bottom.  Also, the eagle has been replaced by the Applegate Trail wagon, and the word HISTORIC is added to the shield above the OREGON.

According to ODOT and signage along I-5, this road is still actually part of OR 99.  However, the state traded many old sections of 99 to Douglas County jurisdiction in return for control over the North Umpqua Highway (OR 138), and the county doesn't sign any of the state routes along these roads.  My guess is that these were put up by the town of Myrtle Creek or the county, not ODOT.

Title: Re: Interesting Historic 99 Signs in Myrtle Creek OR
Post by: Scott5114 on September 25, 2010, 10:26:03 PM
Ick. Arial Black.
Title: Re: Interesting Historic 99 Signs in Myrtle Creek OR
Post by: nexus73 on February 21, 2011, 11:39:46 PM
If you want to see how a business gets shoehorned so it can have a spot along a main road, check out the Dairy Queen in Myrtle Creek to check out how it overhangs the South Umpqua River.

Rick 
Title: Re: Interesting Historic 99 Signs in Myrtle Creek OR
Post by: Quillz on March 02, 2011, 03:00:54 AM
Ick. Arial Black.
Exactly what I was going to post.
Title: Re: Interesting Historic 99 Signs in Myrtle Creek OR
Post by: agentsteel53 on March 02, 2011, 10:40:45 AM
also: ick, whatever the Hell font they used on the shield itself that isn't too keen either.
Title: Re: Interesting Historic 99 Signs in Myrtle Creek OR
Post by: Scott5114 on March 07, 2011, 10:15:57 AM
I think that's some sort of condensed Century Gothic.
Title: Re: Interesting Historic 99 Signs in Myrtle Creek OR
Post by: Alps on March 07, 2011, 07:38:56 PM
Ick. Arial Black.
Exactly what I was going to post.
Then you really didn't need to, did you?