At the beginning of the automobile era in California, the state government did not post its own road signs. In Southern California, that was the responsibility of the Auto Club of Southern California (ACSC). This is a rendition of a mileage sign that could have been posted in the settlement of Flinn Springs, in eastern San Diego County. It gives the distances to three destinations to the east: Alpine, Jacumba, and El Centro. At the bottom of the sign is the ACSC logo.
We’ve brought this classic-styled sign to life for your enjoyment, following the exact standards ACSC used in the 1920s. Every detail, including the fonts and the layout, has been painstakingly reproduced to match original signs posted in that era. It looks just like the real thing would have!
Our replica is flat printed on heavy 14-gauge steel. The glossy, non-reflective finish accurately replicates the porcelain finish ACSC used on their signage. This sign will withstand the elements outdoors for years to come, while also looking great indoors. Choose from sizes of 12 inches square (about 17 inches up and down between the points) and 18 inches square (about 25½ inches up and down between the points). All sizes include three mounting holes. (Need a size not listed here? Or would you like a sign like this showing a different set of destinations? We’d be happy to make you a custom sign! Contact Jake to get started.)
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