Wisconsin Highway 32 crosses the entire state of Wisconsin from north to south. It begins at the Illinois line, continuing onward from Illinois 137. In southeast Wisconsin, it hugs the shore of Lake Michigan, passing through the Racine and Kenosha areas before reaching Milwaukee. From there, it continues northward to the Green Bay area, before finally ending at the border with Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. By an act of the Wisconsin legislature, Highway 32 is also designated as the 32nd Division Memorial Highway, after the National Guard division, composed of Wisconsin and Michigan soldiers, that served in both world wars. The 32nd Division’s insignia was a red arrow piercing a line, commemorating the division’s success breaching the Hindenburg Line in World War I. According to state law, every Wisconsin Highway 32 shield posted must include the red arrow insignia.
We’ve recreated the Wisconsin Highway 32 sign according to the precise standards for Wisconsin route markers. This sign is made according to the specification of 1965, a transitional design between the older cutout route markers of the 1950s and the modern-day design. While older route markers including the “WIS” do circulate on the collector’s market, they are scarce on the roads of Wisconsin. Obtaining an original sign of this style is likely to cost you quite a bit of money and time spent to track one down. With our replica, you can add this unique touch of Wisconsin flavor to your home’s decor easily and affordably.
Our Wisconsin Highway 32 route marker is flat-printed on heavy 14-gauge steel. Its non-reflective, glossy coating is strong enough to withstand the Wisconsin winters, while still looking great indoors too. We offer it in a range of sizes to meet your display needs, from 12 inches square up to 36 inches square. Every sign we sell includes two convenient mounting holes. (Want a sign like this for a different route number? Or perhaps one of an older or newer design? Or maybe even a sign from some other state? We’d be happy to help! Just contact Jake to get started on your custom order today!)