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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Welcome to New Gretna- Mike Allen

Got the following email from Mike Allen down in Alabama about a sign that I hadn't heard of. I'm hoping that a New Gretna-ite somewhere out in the Blog-O-Sphere can shed some light on the situation.

Pete S


Here's one for the history buffs. In the fifties, I remember a sign on RT-9 as you were coming into New Gretna from AC that stated "WELCOME TO NEW GRETNA" and had the population on it. Numbers were slotted and could be changed out according to births and deaths in town, but the number as I remember always stayed around "401". Does anyone remember who maintained and up-dated it or what ever happen to it?


The "Welcome to Bass River" Sign as it appears today.
(September 17, 2007 photo by Steve Eichinger.)

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