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Old 01-01-2012, 06:01 PM   #1
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Question for you Barstow peeps from Wilmington!!

I have seen alot of people posting up here from Barstow, and every time I see a thread I tell myself I need to get a pic of this road sign. I finally remembered today!! I dont live far from Wilmington, NC where I-40 Ends/Starts, this is one of the first road signs you will see leaving Wilmington on I-40. So..... my question is, do you guys have a sign in Barstow stating the miles to Wilmington NC??? If so, I would really like to see it!!!




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Old 01-01-2012, 07:30 PM   #2
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damn... that's funny... i have never seen a sign like that in Barstow... i think the only sign i can recall is one for Laughlin or Needles, but nothing that far...

wow...

i wonder if they used Barstow as a reference point for that sign since it is along the original Route 66? at least i think it's in reference to that...

or am i thinking of the movie Cars?

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I asked around to a few people and they said that they had heard that there was a sign in barstow at the end/start of I-40. This sign has been up for as long as I can remember, I am pretty sure it was there when I-40 was opened to wilmington. My friends and I often joke about just riding all the way to barstow just to see the sign that says wilmington. LOL!!
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roadtrip!!!!



i say you do it, then we can get the So Cal TW crowd to meet you in Barstow for big meet and greet....
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My wife and I now have a little girl fixin to be 14 months old. I dont think she would enjoy a 5100 mile roadtrip for a few years. Sometimes its all we can do to drive 20 miles!! LOL!!
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I40 - The Barstow CA Sign

Here you Go! hope to see the other one personally someday.
This sign is about 100 yards after turning onto I40. Caltrans has made a small pullout for people crazy enough to stop.

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Hey thanks!!! That's awesome!! I hope to see that sign with my own eyes as well one day!!
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