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AZ Signs with Schwasticas...

Post by lt.luke » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:13 am

Hey AZ Jeff, got any?
But the Reclamation Service didn't stop at using the swastika to decorate its new bridge and dam. Rasp said the agency briefly adopted the swastika as its official logo. The swastika was also adopted by the Arizona Highways Administration for a time.

“It appeared on Arizona highway signs, much as the bear on California highway signs,” Rasp said. “It became controversial in the 1940s and was eliminated. It's too bad when people forget that most symbols have had many meanings over the years and in different cultures.”


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Post by Lee Bishop » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:15 pm

In 2000, my new bride and I went on a honeymoon cruise to Alaksa.
At the docks in Juneau, the light posts had them all around the bottom. Nobody around us noticed at all, I immediately did a WTF reaction and took photos of them. A guy walked past, asked what i was shooting, then almost jumped back when I pointed them out. He said he'd lived there for years and never noticed.
I wonder if they're still there...
I bet they're the same design mentioned here: http://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/lampposts.aspx
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Post by Destructo6 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:40 pm

It's such an easy design: make an 'x', then add a dash to each end.

No wonder that design is found all over (kinda like pyramids).
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Post by BillyClanton » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:53 am

Its over 2000 years old. Goes back to Roman times, Buddist, american indians, b etc
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Post by artificer » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:12 am

Hindu & India comes to mind
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika
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Post by D.R.H. » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:53 pm

I just saw this thread, pretty interesting. I live and grew up in Glendale Ca. The street lamps in an area named the "Rossmoyne District" have a ring of swatikas around the base of them. THEY ARE however depicted in the CORRECT direction the way the First Nation People indiginous to the area 150 years ago, drew them. The symbol is a sign of Peace and Prosperity.
I'll get a couple of pics, if you guys are interested.
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Post by lt.luke » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:47 pm

I'd be interested. Thanks for your comments

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Post by Lee Bishop » Tue May 20, 2014 4:11 pm

Just found this, same light post bases I saw in Alaska:
http://hragvartanian.com/2008/02/09/gle ... swastikas/
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Post by gerrykan » Wed May 21, 2014 3:17 pm

I saved this picture from an ebay auction awhile back, but forgot to post it to this thread.

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Re: AZ Signs with Schwasticas...

Post by Lee Bishop » Fri May 23, 2014 9:32 am

Wow, 1950? :shock: I wouldn't have expected that!
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