Uncle Sam Billboard
Rush Rd @ I-5 Exit 72
A pair of billboards at I-5's Exit 72 feature an image of Uncle Sam and decidely conservative and anti-government messages, giving drivers something to think about as they travel between liberal Seattle and liberal Portland.
The billboards were the creation of Alfred Hamilton, a turkey farmer whose farm was cut in half when the interstate was built. Mr. Hamilton died in 2004 at the age of 84, but his survivors have kept up what has become a cherished/irritating (depending on one's political persuasion) tradition.
Uncle Sam Billboard (P13A0236)
The message when I took this photo was tied to recent news concerning the National Security Agency's monitoring of telephone call information.
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