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Bringing Back Burma-Shave Signs to Iowa

A guy who drives…his car wide open…is not thinkin’…he’s just hopin’.

Humorous roadside verses like this one dotted rural highways across the country–1930s through ‘60 featuring short lines on five or six separate posts and ending with the flourished logo of Burma-Shave. As highways speeds increased and interstates crisscrossed the country with prohibitions, they were removed.

In April 2010 Our Iowa Magazine set a goal to erect one set of Burma-Shave signs in each of Iowa’s 99 counties, each featuring one of the original jingles…with one small difference: The last sign will say Our Iowa.

That goal was met in 2013…all 99 counties have signs installed! Info: ouriowamagazine.com

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