Saturday, June 08, 2013
Watson Lake Signpost Forest
Watson Lake's claim to fame is the Signpost Forest. During WWII and the construction of the Alaska Highway in 1942, the Army posted directions to various points of interest in the Yukon and then added New York, Chicago and Tokyo. A homesick G.I. was working on damaged signposts and set up his own with the distance to his Illinois hometown. Now thousands of signposts from all over the world have been placed by visitors. . . and we were no different.