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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, converted onto a map by me.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1k0zuxds4C892YnNbWf0Y3yZ0PGwECP7c&usp=sharing

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 (The B & B Trail) & Twp Rd. 442 (The Iola Road), Ponoka County:
S on the B & B Trail


Rge. Rd. 43 (The Wall Street Road) & Twp. Rd. 380 (The Evergreen Road), 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 Blindman River Community 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 (The Cowboy Trail) & 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 (The Veterans Memorial Highway) & 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 (The Big Hill Springs Road) & Rge. Rd. 30 (The Bearspaw Road), Rocky View County:
S to the Bear's Paw Community Complex (broken)


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 #13 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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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2019, 04:01:01 PM »

Hwy. 781 & Hwy. 592 & Twp. Rd. 370, Red Deer County:
S to the Dickson Store Museum (broken)
S to the Dickson Dam (broken)


Hwy. 2A & Hwy. 42 & Hwy. 592, Penhold:
N to Springbrook


Hwy. 590 & Rge. Rd. 270, Red Deer County:
N to Hwy. 42 (broken)
E to Hwy. 21 (broken)
S to Kneehill (broken)
W to Innisfail (broken)


Hwy. 590 & Rge. Rd. 251, Red Deer County:
N to Pine Lake (broken)
E to Hwy. 21
W to Innisfail (broken)


Hwy. 590 & Rge. Rd. 232, Red Deer County:
S to the Elnora Campground (broken)


Rge. Rd. 233 & Twp. Rd. 344, Kneehill County:
N to the Elnora Campground (half broken)


Rge. Rd. 245 & Twp. Rd. 260, Wheatland County:
E to Hwy. 21 (broken)
S to Nightingale (broken)
S to Ardenode (broken)


Hwy. 564 (The Nightingale Road) & Rge. Rd. 245, Wheatland County:
E to Hwy. 21
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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2019, 04:29:24 PM »

Hwy. 56 & Twp. Rd. 230, Wheatland County:
N to Hussar (broken)
E to Makepeace (broken)
S to Hwy. 1 (broken)
S to Crowfoot (broken)


Rge. Rd. 194 & Twp. Rd. 230 & Rge. Rd. 195, Wheatland County:
N to Hwy. 561
N to Makepeace (broken)
W to Hwy. 56 (broken)


Hwy. 561 & Rge. Rd. 184 (The Duck Lake Road), Wheatland County:
E to Dorothy (broken)
E to Finnegan (broken)
E to Hwy. 36
E to Gem (broken)
S to Bassano (broken)
S to Hwy. 1 (broken)
W to Hussar (broken)
W to Hwy. 56 (broken)


Rge. Rd. 233 & Twp. Rd. 255A, Wheatland County:
W to Tudor


Rge. Rd. 233 & Twp. Rd. 270, Wheatland County:
N to Hwy. 9 (broken)
N to Carbon (broken)
E to Redland (broken)
S to Rockyford (broken)


Rge. Rd. 222 (The Hesketh Road) & Twp. Rd. 291 (The Hesketh Road), Kneehill County:
E to Hesketh (broken)
E to Drumheller
S to Hwy. 9 (broken)


Hwy. 583 & Rge. Rd. 222, Kneehill County:
N to the Water Project (broken)
S to Hwy. 27 (broken)
W to Three Hills (broken)


Hwy. 583 & Hwy. 805 & Rge. Rd. 254, Kneehill County:
E to Three Hills (broken)
S to Acme (broken)
S to Alta Transport
S to Beiseker
W to Torrington


Rge. Rd. 255A & Twp. Rd. 314, Kneehill County:
N to the Keiver Municipal Campground (half broken)
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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2019, 04:03:03 PM »

I have completed transferring the contents of the Alberta Motor Association (AMA) database of all remaining fingerboard locations in Alberta to a Google Map.  The database was last updated in March 2009, so any info on fingerboards removed prior to that month are not on this map. 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1k0zuxds4C892YnNbWf0Y3yZ0PGwECP7c&usp=sharing

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Blue Pin: Any fingerboard sign that has existing fingers and has attached photo.
Purple Pin: Any fingerboard sign that has all of its fingers broken. (May have an attached photo, or found through Google Street View imagery.  Any found though GSV should still have site confirmed, in case post has been removed since last GSV imagery)
Red Pin: Any fingerboard sign that has been confirmed to be removed from its location.  (Either by visiting the site, or by viewing Google Street View imagery)
Green Pin: Any older model fingerboard sign, usually found in the Special Areas.

Feel free to submit your own photos to this board, so we can work to fill this database with photos.
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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2019, 05:38:45 PM »

Rge. Rd. 45 & Twp. Rd. 312, Mountain View County:
E to the Elkton Valley Campground


Hwy. 584 & Rge. Rd. 72 & Twp. Rd. 330, Mountain View County:
N to Bearberry (broken)
N to Gouy's Corner (broken)
E to Olds (broken)
E to Sundre (broken)
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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2019, 06:02:39 PM »

Rge. Rd. 42 (The Schutz Road) & Twp. Rd. 440 (The Bluffton Rock Road), Ponoka County:
N on the Schutz Rd.


Rge. Rd. 42 (The Schutz Road) & Twp. Rd. 442 (The Iola Road), Ponoka County:
S on the Schutz Rd. (broken)


Rge. Rd. 41 (The Schwieger Road) & Twp. Rd. 442 (The Iola Road), Ponoka County:
N on the Schwieger Rd. (broken)


Rge. Rd. 51 (The St. Dennis Road) & Twp. Rd. 442 (The Iola Road), Clearwater County:
N on the St. Dennis Rd. (broken)
E on the Iola Rd. (broken)


Rge. Rd. 44 & Twp. Rd. 443 (The Bison Hill Trail), Ponoka County:
W on the Bison Hill Tr.


Rge. Rd. 45 & Twp. Rd. 443 (The Bison Hill Trail), Ponoka County:
N to the Trail's End
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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2019, 03:21:27 PM »

Hwy. 11A & Rge. Rd. 283, Red Deer County:
S to the Poplar Ridge Community Centre (broken)


Rge. Rd. 283 & Twp. Rd. 380, Red Deer County:
W 0.9 km to the Shady Nook Community Centre (broken)
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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2019, 10:15:27 AM »

Rge. Rd. 255 (The Freedom Road) & Rge. Rd. 260 (The Freedom Road) & Twp. Rd. 390, Lacombe County:
E to Joffre
S to Red Deer


Rge. Rd. 243 (The Haynes Road) & Rge. Rd. 244 (The Haynes Road) & Twp. Rd. 390, Lacombe County:
N to Hwy. 12
S to Red Deer
W to Joffre


Hwy. 21 & Twp. Rd. 382, Red Deer County:
W to Ardley (broken)
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Re: Alberta CAA Fingerboards
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2019, 04:30:10 PM »

Rge. Rd. 54 & Twp. Rd. 304 (The Burnt Timber Road), Mountain View County:
S to Graham Community Hall (broken, replaced with unofficial)


1st St. E & Hwy. 13, Alder Flats:
N to Alder Flats Community Hall, Senior's Centre, Rodeo Grounds, Race Track, and Legion (broken, replaced with unofficial)


Rge. Rd. 63 & Hwy. 13, County of Wetaskiwin:
N to Buck Lake Fish & Game Park, Community Hall, and Senior's Centre (half broken)


Hwy. 13 & Twp. Rd. 460A, County of Wetaskiwin:
W to Maywood Cemetery and Community Hall


5421 50th St. (Brazeau Trail) (Hwy. 753), Lodgepole:
E to Lodgepole Park (broken)


1.5 miles south of Hwy. 620 on Rge. Rd. 101A (The Powerhouse Road), Brazeau County:
E to Jack Knife Spring (broken)
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« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2019, 11:50:42 AM »

Hwy. 766 & Twp. Rd. 420 (The Leedale Road), Ponoka County:
W to Leedale


Hwy. 53 & Rge. Rd. 41, Ponoka County:
E to Rimbey (broken)
S to Leedale (broken)


Rge. Rd. 33 & Twp. Rd. 432 (The Medicine Lake Road), Ponoka County:
S to Eckville


Hwy. 20 & Twp. Rd. 440 (The Bluffton Rock Road), Ponoka County:
W on the Bluffton Rock Road (broken)


Hwy. 20 & Twp. Rd. 422 (The Parkland Beach Road/Nesbitt Lane), Ponoka County:
N to Rimbey (broken)


Rge. Rd. 21 (The Wooddale South Road) & Twp. Rd. 422 (The Parkland Beach Road), Ponoka County:
N on the Wooddale Road


Hwy. 53 & Rge. Rd. 21 (The Wooddale South Road), Ponoka County:
S on the Wooddale South Road (broken)


Hwy. 53 & Hwy. 795, Ponoka County:
N to Ferrybank Colony (broken)


Hwy. 792 (The Lincoln Road) & Hwy. 604 (The Iowalta Road) & Twp. Rd. 420, Lacombe County:
E to Morningside (broken)
S to Hwy. 12
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« Reply #23 on: July 22, 2019, 04:33:02 PM »

Rge. Rd. 20 & Twp. Rd. 303 (The Carstairs Blind Line Road), Mountain View County:
W to Hwy. 22
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« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2019, 11:19:20 AM »

Rge. Rd. 274 & Twp. Rd. 302, Mountain View County:
W to Carstairs


Hwy. 3 (The Crowsnest Highway) & Rge. Rd. 145 (The Purple Springs Road), M.D. of Taber:
S to Skiff
S to Hwy. 513
S to Sherburne Community Hall
S to Tween Valley School
S to Sherburne Lake


Hwy. 785 & Twp. Rd. 84 (The Sheep Camp Road), M.D. of Pincher Creek:
W on the Sheep Camp Road (broken)


Hwy. 876 & Twp. Rd. 172, County of Newell:
N to Tilley
S to Lake Newell
S to Rainier (broken)


Hwy. 875 & Twp. Rd. 174, County of Newell:
N to Brooks (broken)
E to Tilley (broken)
S to Rolling Hills
W to Kinbrook Island Provincial Park (broken)


Hwy. 873 & Twp. Rd. 174, County of Newell:
N to Brooks
S to Kinbrook Island Provincial Park


Hwy. 564 & Rge. Rd. 183 & Twp. Rd. 264, Wheatland County:
N to East Coulee (broken)
E to Dorothy (broken)
E to Bassano (broken)


Hwy. 56 & Hwy. 569, Dalum:
N to Drumheller (broken)
N to Wayne
E to Dorothy
S to Hwy. 1
S to Bassano (broken)


Hwy. 841 & Hwy. 569 & Rge. Rd. 203 & Twp. Rd. 272, Wheatland County:
N to Taylor Siding (broken)
E to Dalum (broken)
W to Rosebud (broken)
W to Beynon (broken)


Rge. Rd. 212 & Twp. Rd. 280, Kneehill County:
E to Beynon

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