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Desert Highway Signs

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   We've been to a lot of places where we've run into these roads signs on highways in the desert that kind of catch your eye! Some are ridiculous, some are funny, and a few of them are serious and should be heeded for your safety. Do you have one you can add to the collection?  Send us an EMAIL for instructions to enter your offering here.

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   You'll find Jerky for sale all over in the desert southwest, it's just part of the scenery. But Alien Jerky is new to me. It might be good?
   They dedicated hwy. SR 375 as the Extraterrestrial Highway in February of 1996 and of course you can see what happened to the hwy. sign.
   This sign is on SR 375 "Extraterrestrial Hwy" and is in Tickaboo Valley just before you get to the small, really small, town of Rachel, Nevada.
   This road sign was in the Yuma Foothills in the development there. If it wasn't there some old snowbird would run over an unsuspecting golfer.
   We've always liked these animal warning signs. Often you won't see the animal in the sign, but as sure as you don't pay attention, wham! Especially at night -- be careful.
   These you don't see very often, especially the burro signs. I don't think most highway departments care about the burros. What they should care about is the people that might hit them.
   Not many horse warning signs either. This one was just outside the Zion Park's boundary. It was near a ranch and we don't know if this is a warning for wild or tame horses.
   As it turns out there are more than a few Burro Crossing signs in the desert.
   California sign. And this is probably the only place you'll likely see one of these. Not the Toroise, but the sign warning you of their presence.
   In southern Utah we found this sign on a pole along side the road. This area is noted for having a large number of Prairie Dogs.
   This was in an industrial area next to a small town and was not expected. They do run sheep down this road to this day.
   As many times as we've seen this sign and photographed it, we finally got the shot we wanted. It was worth the time spent running out there on Sundays to catch this.

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   Have any unusual signs you could share with everyone? Others have been kind enough to share! Don't hesitate to send them to us with any info you'd like to include. We'll give you credit for the photo.  EMAIL us for instructions.

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   Yuma Proving Ground does a lot of testing of weapons and armament for tanks. On all the main roads that cross the base you'll find these signs. Some are unique like the one above which has a lot more detail than most.
   Other tank crossing signs are more "average" in appearance. Still kind of neat and unusual. 
Wild Burros Road Sign
   This road sign is located on the California side of the Parker Dam Road and was offered to us by Lore Vineyard. Thanks for sharing! 
Tractor Sign
   Just thought this one was original. Ever seen one of these? Watch out for tractors! Photo taken in the high desert.
Suicidal Deer Sign
   We're not sure where this one is located or even if it's a real sign. It is different. Courtesy of Chris Scott Kauffman.
Burro Crossing Sign
   Here's another Burro Crossing sign that was photographed in the Mojave Desert by Greg Watson, thanks for sharing! 
Low Flying Aircraft Sign
   "Maybe too low"? This sign says it all! Thanks to Randy Gunter for suppling this one.
Speed Limit Sign
   Think you should "carefully" watch your speed on this road in the desert?  Thanks to Bill Walkup for this one.
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