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News & Views of Phillips Since 1976
Thursday May 23rd 2024

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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