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Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« on: October 14, 2018, 06:12:22 PM »

Hello all!

I am creating a database of all the old CAA fingerboards signs remaining in Alberta.  These are relics and there are not too many left.  I'll be showing my pics of the ones I have found so far and where they are.  Post your own photos here so we can complete the database!  Many of these signs have fingers broken off of them, so we may never know their full extent, but still it is important to see them as we find them and to preserve their image.

All photos are taken by me.  All information on broken and missing fingerboards found using the Alberta Motor Association (AMA) database.

Enjoy!
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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2018, 06:34:10 PM »

Rge. Rd. 43 & Twp. Rd. 354 (The Crammond Road), Red Deer County:
N to Hwy. 54
N to Innisfail
E to Kevisville
S to the Garrington Bridge
W to Burnstick Lake (broken)
W to Crammond (broken)


Hwy. 761 & Twp. Rd. 400 (The Rainy Creek Road), Clearwater County:
E to Withrow


Rge. Rd. 45 & Twp Rd. 442 (The Iola Road), Ponoka County:
S to the B+B Trail


Rge. Rd. 43 (The Wall Street Road) & Twp. Rd. 380, Clearwater County:
W to Evergreen


Hwy. 584 & Rge. Rd. 72A (The Burnstick Lake/Bearberry Road), Mountain View County:
N to Burnstick Lake
N to Caroline
S to Sundre
W to the James River Ranger Station
W to Bearberry


Rge. Rd. 43 (The Blindman River Road) & Twp. Rd. 442 (The Iola Road), Ponoka County:
N on the Blindman River Road
E on the Iola Road (broken)
S on the Blindman River Road
W to the Blindman River Hall
W on the Iola Road (broken)
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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 06:42:01 PM »

Also, I'll make a note of another type of fingerboard sign that I have come across.  I have only found these in the Special Areas so far.

Rge. Rd. 132 & Twp. Rd. 231, Special Area №2:
N to Cessford
S to Jenner
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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 12:50:45 PM »

Hwy. 564 & Hwy. 848, Wheatland County:
E to Dorothy (broken)
S to Hwy. 561
S to Bassano
W to East Coulee (broken)


Rge. Rd. 43 & Hwy. 587, Red Deer County:
N to Hwy. 54 (half broken)
E to Bowden


Hwy. 22 & Twp. Rd. 312, Mountain View County:
W to Didsbury (broken)
S to Cremona
S to Cochrane
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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 02:22:51 PM »

i wasn't aware of such signs in Alberta.  (Though, to be honest, I don't really know that much about signs in general in Alberta).

In Ontario, there were similar street signs erected by Toronto newspapers to aid deliveries to the rural communities that comprise southern Ontario.
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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2018, 01:29:21 PM »

Hwy. 770 & Hwy. 622 & Twp. Rd. 500, Leduc County:
N to St. John's School (broken)
E to Telfordville (broken)
W to Coyote Lake


Hwy. 20 & Twp. Rd. 442 (The Iola Road), Ponoka County:
W 13.5 km to the Blindman River Hall (half broken)
W on the Iola Rd. (broken)


Hwy. 766 & Twp. Rd. 400 (The Rainy Creek Road), Lacombe County:
N to Rimbey
E to Bentley
S to Eckville
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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2018, 12:41:03 PM »

Looks like these were installed sometime after 1977.
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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2018, 01:29:47 PM »

Looks like these were installed sometime after 1977.
What made you come to that conclusion?  Any particular information or reasoning?
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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2018, 01:31:27 PM »

Looks like these were installed sometime after 1977.
What made you come to that conclusion?  Any particular information or reasoning?

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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2018, 10:24:50 AM »

Hwy. 42 & Rge. Rd. 264, Red Deer County:
N to Willowdale
E to Pine Lake


Hwy. 36 & Twp. Rd. 212, County of Newell:
N to Hanna
N to Gem (broken)
N to Hwy. 9 (broken)
S to Brooks


Hwy. 523 & Twp. Rd. 122 & Rge. Rd. 73, Cypress County:
W to Golden Sheaf Park (broken)
W to the Sauder Reservoir (broken)
W to Rattlesnake Lake (broken)
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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2018, 10:38:08 AM »

And some more oldies found in the Special Areas.

Hwy. 573 & Hwy. 848, Special Area №2:
W to Drumheller


Hwy. 570 & Hwy. 848, Special Area №2:
E to Hwy. 36
E to *somewhere*
S to Hussar
W to Drumheller (half broken)


Hwy. 570 & Hwy. 862, Special Area №2:
N to Hwy. 9
N to *somewhere*
E to *somewhere*
W to Finnegan (see 2nd pic)

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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2018, 03:17:23 PM »

And some more oldies found in the Special Areas.

Hwy. 570 & Hwy. 848, Special Area №2:
E to Hwy. 36
E to *somewhere*
S to Hussar
W to Drumheller (half broken)


Now that's an interesting find.  "Public Restroom 300 Yards" on a sign that definitely post-dates the switch.
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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2019, 10:39:16 AM »

Hwy. 567 & Rge. Rd. 30 (The Bearspaw Road), Rocky View County:
S to the Bear's Paw Community Complex (broken)
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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2019, 01:18:02 PM »

Hwy. 760 & Twp. Rd. 320 (The Bergen Road), Mountain View County:
N to Sundre
E to Didsbury
E to Cremona
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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2019, 01:53:54 AM »

Quote from: Swiz_01=topic=23789.msg2379711#msg2379711 date=1546028243
Now that's an interesting find.  "Public Restroom 300 Yards" on a sign that definitely post-dates the switch.

And that it says "restroom".

 


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