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P is for Pertinacity

My theme for #23 Round of ABC Wednesday:
Signs & Such of San Benito County, California

In January 2013, the Pinnacles National Monument was redesignated a national park becoming California's ninth national park. And, lucky us, the Pinnacles National Park is in our county.

The park has two entrances. To get to the eastern entry, you drive right by Hollister. So, of course, both city and county jumped to take advantage of the potential increased tourism coming into our area. One thing the local politicians tried was to rename California Highway 25, which is pretty much contained in our county, to reflect as being the true gateway to the park. Cool idea, right?

Residents and ranchers in the southern part of the county didn't agree. Someone told me many didn't like having to notify everyone about their new address as well as dig into their pockets to buy new stationery.

Story short: Only the Highway 25 Bypass (about six miles), which skirts to the east of Hollister city was named the Pinnacles National Park Highway. 

P is the featured letter today on ABC Wednesday. Click here to read about this weekly meme, and click here for this week's list of participants.  Thank you, ABCW Team!


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    1. Yup. If I remember correctly, the local paper mentioned this, too.

  2. Stationary, what kind of stationary are they buying?

  3. Hope you get plenty of time to visit the park.
    Coffee is on

    1. We don't visit the park as often as we ought to. Laziness is not an excuse.

  4. We have a few national parks here in SC, but none of them are that special

    1. I disagree, Adam. All national parks, monuments, historic sites, and so are special. Why have them?

  5. Quit visible sign I presume, driving along it

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l d y ♪ (ABC-W-team)

    1. Visible but I wouldn't be surprised if the sign doesn't register with people.

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    1. Also a good example of being bullied by the few.

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    1. Ha, you got me wondering, Roger, what other states besides California has green highway/freeway signs.

  8. People often don’t like change but it’s a nice name...maybe one day...


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