At the Sign of the 76

Union 76 Gasoline Rock Sign

Union 76 Gasoline Rock Sign

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.

Sign outlined

Sign outlined

Here’s the rock sign outlined green in Photoshop.

Here’s another version of the previous photo.

Union 76 Rock Sign

Union 76 Rock Sign

And finally, a wider angle on the signphoto 2-5The 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.

 

2 thoughts on “At the Sign of the 76

    1. JoeMama

      ok I’m blind. I can see something there but can’t tell what it says. guess I’ll settle for knowing it’s there or I’ll climb up to the damn thing and look

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