Bill Pape pointed this unusual piece of local art – a cultural artifact – on a hillside east of town. If you stare at this photo for a while you will see the outline of the shield and the letters “UNION” and below, “76”. This sign would have faced drivers going east on Highway 80 near the new intersection with Carrizo Gorge Road. I wonder if anyone remembers when this rock sign was installed and who did it? Is it art? – Or akin to the graffiti that we used to see scribbled on every large boulder.
Here’s the rock sign outlined green in Photoshop.
Here’s another version of the previous photo.
And finally, a wider angle on the signThe sign is dead center in this photo. With naked eye its really not visible from town. A decent pair of binoculars will allow a view. These photos taken with my Iphone and spotting scope.