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Sometimes odd signs are correct

Tom J. Bechman "Road Ends in Water" road sign
REMEMBER THIS SIGN? This sign appeared in a Front Porch column online last fall and on Page 56 of the November 2021 issue of Indiana Prairie Farmer. It’s a strange sign, indeed — especially because the road doesn’t technically end in water.
Spotted in Indiana: This time the road really does end in water.

There is a sign inside Summit Lake State Park in eastern Indiana that says “Road ends in water.” Only it’s technically not correct. The road ends about 50 feet from water. Close enough? Hopefully, you are a better driver than that!

Carma and Bruce Foster recently spotted a similar sign … who knew there could be two of them? It says essentially the same thing: “Warning — road ends in water.” Only this time, Carma reports, the sign is telling the truth. This road really does end in water.

Don’t worry. You’re not likely to come upon it late at night while out driving. It’s a road within the Salamonie State Park Recreation Area near Lagro, Ind. To be more specific, it’s within the Mount Hope State Recreation Area near the Salamonie Reservoir.

Maybe the yellow lights attached to the sign are a clue that it is real. Or maybe bigger, rectangular signs carry more weight. At any rate, Carma says this one is worth heeding!

Carma Foster"Warning Road Ends in Water" sign in Salamonie State Park Recreation Area in Indiana

WARNING: If you ignore this sign in the Salamonie State Park Recreation Area near Lagro, Ind., you really could get wet. The road does end in water!

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