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post #1 of 25 Old 07-08-2011, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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BRP Photo-op Inoperable

Some dingleberry thought he might want to have the "Highest Point" sign on the wall of his room in mom's basement, but apparently lacked the technical acumen required to guarantee success.

Vandals destroy iconic sign on Blue Ridge Parkway | The Asheville Citizen-Times | citizen-times.com

So if you're up there riding along looking for the sign and suddenly realize you're in Virginia, it's because the sign is gone.

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post #2 of 25 Old 07-09-2011, 12:02 AM
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BRP Photo-op Inoperable by Vandals

That's a damned shame. Like most vandalism in and around our urban areas its being done, most likely, by "locals" with a warped sense of fun. :bom_bigcry:

Here is my picture of it when I was there on June 13th this year:


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Sad. A sign of the times.

The Natchez Trace Parkway is the same. There is a historic site named Gordon House and at that site is a stone column that had a nice brass plaque giving some information about the "Old Trace" where the home is located. Apparently someone decided that the plaque needed to be theirs since it is now gone.

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Over the years I have stopped and taken pictures of myself, many friends, my wife and my son at that sign. I have seen pictures of others at it in several books. I just can't imagine the motivation of someone wanting to destroy it. I believe in karma and wish more did. Maybe some of the things like this would stop if people just would think a little more about just what they are doing. This is a loss for everyone.

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That spot is a common turn-around point for me on my early morning sojourns. It's about a 100-mile round trip for me. Whenever friends or family visit we end up there and pose for pictures. My wife protests, saying I'm acting like a tourist. Which is fine by me, if after 15 years, I maintain the childlike wonder of our surrounding I must be in the right place.

I have a sneaking suspicion inebriants were involved.


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What a shame...
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Sign theft is nothing new... that's a bummer that it'll cost the taxpayers (government, local, whoever) money to fix it, hope they catch the people who did it so it comes straight out of their pocket instead.

That said, at least it's easily replaceable and not something hugely historic.
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Maybe I'm old but I've never understood vandalism. When I was a teen, we got drunk and did stupid things but never once did we vandalise anything or intentionally threaten/intimidate anyone,

Back then, car lots were accessible at night and one could wander around dreaming of a "new" second-hand car. Not any more. They are all locked up at night. Graffiti was virtually unknown.

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Just further shows that there is nothing wrong with modern society that a large asteroid couldn't correct...

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