11/13/09 106 W, 1 I - + 10 - 13 Barstow, CA: 2,554 Miles


The News & Observer reports that the Wilmington Star reports that everyone's favorite sign where Interstate 40 starts at the coast has been stolen for the fourth and last time. There's also a similar sign at the other end on the west coast, and it also has had problems with thievery. Raise your hand if you're ridden the entire length. And share your stories, you lucky b&stards. Mr. Blogger has made exactly one coast-to-coast trip, but that was Seattle to Raleigh in 2000. Some 4,000 miles driven, 30,000 words written, and 90 rolls of film shot. You remember film?
 





You mention the sign was stolen for the 4th and “last” time…are they not putting up another sign or is it anchored in a way not to be stolen?
curious - 11/14/09 - 10:29

The article cites a state official who says the sign is not going to be replaced.
Legeros - 11/14/09 - 13:31

I’ve been to Barstow and Fort Irwin four or five times. Twice I started out in Wilmington. There is/was a small grill in Shamrock, TX that served an awesome breakfast steak and eggs!
DJ (Email) (Web Site) - 11/14/09 - 22:37

Just drove by the Barstow Cali sign on 40 and it was there. Guess someone higher up than whoever said that it wasnt going to be replaced decided it needed to be put back.
Adam Brown - 11/20/09 - 17:36



  
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