April 8, 2015

Some Signs in Front Royal


In August 2014, the forest service celebrated the 70th anniversary of Smokey the Bear becoming their fire prevention symbol. This billboard in Front Royal (Virginia) is honoring Smokey.

A painting by artist Kelly Walker is displayed in the Warren County Government Center. Various local scenes are displayed, including the Shenandoah River and the entrance to Skyline Drive.

As usual, you can click on an image to see a larger version.

This building on the grounds of Skyline High School features the school's sport symbol, a hawk. The school itself is large and can be seen from the first overlook on Skyline Drive.

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  1. A grand variety of signs. Especially love the big bear hugging a young one in the first photo. So cute.

  2. WOW, Smokey and I are about the same age, who knew! In the Adirondack Mountains they have those classic Smokey cutout signs with the dial indicating the degree of fire danger, Tom The Backroads Traveller

  3. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

  4. I enjoyed seeing the signs and paintings you've shared with us.

  5. Kelly's work in particular really stands out!

  6. Love the Smokey the Bear sign! I didn't realize how old he was, but now that I know, it makes sense. (we are all getting older....)


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