For the first few decades of the automobile, the government of California did not post its own road signs. In Southern California, that job was taken on by the Auto Club of Southern California (ACSC). One such sign was posted in Swartout Valley. It pointed travelers to Los Angeles County Park and the towns of Llano and Palmdale. The distance to each destination appeared along the right side of the sign. At the bottom of the sign was the ACSC logo.
For your modern-day enjoyment, we’ve brought this classic sign back to life. It has been remade with painstaking precision, using photos of the original sign posted in the field as reference. The result is a sign that follows the exact standards ACSC used in the 1920s; down to the fonts and the layout. It’s the closest thing you can get to stepping into a time machine and heading to Swartout Valley yourself!
Our replica is flat printed on heavy 14-gauge steel. The glossy, non-reflective finish looks just like the porcelain finish of genuine ACSC signage. This sign is an attractive addition to your indoor home decor, but is also durable enough to withstand the outdoor elements for years to come. 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). Three pre-cut mounting holes are included for your convenience. (Wanting a size not listed here? Or perhaps a sign like this showing a different set of destinations? We are happy to customize our signs to your exact needs! Just contact Jake to get started.)