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Friday, May 27, 2011

APPALACHIAN FISHING HOLE SIGN

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Old sign from summer days

Vintage  sign found in central Kentucky.



10 comments:

  1. Hi Barb! Did you notice that the sign on the shed of your post before last had a no trespassing sign and so did your most recent post? Makes me wonder about the idea of no trespassing and if Kentuckians tend to be very protective of their stuff. Also, I wonder about who had the authority to write fishing allowed, swimming not on the fishing sign. Would the swimmers be considered the trespassers and not the fishermen? What about people wading in the watering hole?

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  2. I love old signs. This one says it all!

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  3. A nice looking sign. I love old signs of all kinds. Don't know why!

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  4. Do you think anyone was ever prosecuted? Amazing that places like this exist anymore. Probably a great fishing hole. Dianne

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  5. Darcy -- I really don't know how any of the situations you mentioned would be handled. Perhaps saying you will be prosecuted is a scare tactic. Do you ever see prosecuted on signs anymore? Aren't signs politically correct today such as "according to statue 3243 a fine or legal charges" etc is offered up on signs. I really don't know -- I just thought it was a great vintage sign -- and yes I guess I do wonder if anyone was ever prosecuted?

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  6. Dianne -- Gosh, I hadn't thought much about that possibility. I thought that it was more a threat sign. I like signs that have been designed by individuals rather than government or corporations. An exception would be old signs. Somehow designing your own personal sign is a symbol of freedom to me. I have seen personally made signs all over the back country roads in both the West and the East. "Love em". Once in Oregon back country I ran across a sign by the side of the road that said "No government vehicles allowed."
    That gave me pause to go down that road.
    Thanks for stopping by -- barbara

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  7. Farmchick -- Perhaps you like old signs because they are usually creative in a personal way or send direct messages? I'm always on the lookout for unusual old signs as I travel the back roads. Thanks for the comments -- barbara

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  8. Mamabug -- Nice that you like old signs too. I imagine you see some interesting ones in Florida. -- Thanks -- barbara

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  9. I am always delighted to see your lovely photos! I just got word that I might even get to see some of it myself! My son and his family are moving to Kentucky!

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  10. Kay -- Kentucky is a beautiful state. It is not developed like many states such as CA, IL, Eastern seaboard states and others. If you like natural beauty and real folks you will find them in the Appalachian area. I shouldn't sing praises about it as I am afraid others will move here and fill up the countryside. The culture is diverse -- there is something of interest for most. Thanks for the comment -- barbara

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