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highway signs: US 6 and 395 gantry
#205070 Sun Sep 26 2010 07:30 PM
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this may be the most famous 6/395 gantry on the planet - even Wikipedia features it on its California US 395 page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_395_in_California

And that is not me in the photo, but I am glad to say I brought the signs down from the mountain and into the open after five years of effort! New owners shown in the photo.

The 6 is a 1940, and the 395 is a 1948. The gantry was taken down in August, 1963 - when US-6 was truncated to Bishop and the 6/395 multiplex eliminated - and discarded by the side of the road, but someone picked it up, planted it in their front yard, and held on to it for 47 years. For five years I have known where this pair was...

And now the rusty 1940s 6/395 gantry is in a great collection of highway signs in the high desert area of southern California; original 6/395 pole - original signs, original post, hell, original bullets and original dirt!

I know I won't find something like this again for a while...


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Re: highway signs: US 6 and 395 gantry
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THE AMERICAN GARAGE #205114 Mon Sep 27 2010 05:48 AM
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K W FRITH #205118 Mon Sep 27 2010 06:13 AM
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grabber #205128 Mon Sep 27 2010 07:04 AM
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Good to know that it is safe from taking anymore bullets.
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