California (ACSC) Wright’s Ranch, Big Pines, San Bernardino, Los Angeles directional sign



When the automobile was new to California, the state government had yet to begin the task of posting road signs. In Southern California, that job belonged to the Auto Club of Southern California (ACSC). One such sign was posted at Wright’s Ranch. It directed traffic to turn left to get to Big Pines, or right to head toward San Bernardino and Los Angeles. The directions are marked with a pair of fletched arrows, highly unusual by today’s standards but commonplace back then. The ACSC logo appears at the bottom of the sign.

Using photos of original signs in the field as reference, we’ve brought this classic Wright’s Ranch sign back to life. By painstakingly recreating every detail, including the fonts and the layout, our replica follows the exact standards ACSC used in the 1920s. Nobody knows where the original of this sign might have gone off to. It may be rusting away somewhere, or have been melted down long ago. If it does still exist, it’s a sure bet whoever has it won’t part with it for cheap. Our replica puts history in your hands for a fair price.

Our replica Wright’s Ranch sign is flat printed on heavy 14-gauge steel. It’s durable enough to serve indoors or out thanks to its glossy, non-reflective finish; it bears a close resemblance to the porcelain finish ACSC used on their signage. 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). Both sizes come with three mounting holes for easy installation. (Want a sign like this showing a different set of destinations? Or perhaps a size of this sign not shown here? We make custom signs of all kinds! To place a custom order, just contact Jake.)

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