Roadside Humor Returns to Iowa
A guy who drives...his car wide open...is not thinkin'...he's just hopin'.
Humorous roadside verses like this one dotted rural highways across the country from the 1930s through the early '60s. Each set featured short lines on five or six separate posts to be read in sequence - ending with the flourished logo of Burma-Shave on the last sign. As highways speeds increased and interstates crisscrossed the country, they went by the wayside.
In April 2010, we first told you about our plan to bring back Burma-Shave signs to Iowa. Our goal was to erect one set of these signs in each of Iowa's 99 counties, each featuring one of the original jingles...with one small difference: The last sign will say Our Iowa.
Nearly three years later, we're closing in on that goal. As of today, all 99 counties have signs installed or are finalizing their agreement with us.
Recently, KCCI News 8 did a story on the signs on their news show. Click the links below to view online.
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