Massachusetts Welcome Sign
Sign along Interstate 84
This afternoon we came from Connecticut to Massachusetts via Interstate 84. Shortly after crossing the border, we saw the "Massachusetts Welcome You" sign.
Fun facts about the Welcome sign.
Exact Location of the sign on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/zhf741BoYjdLC1hZ6
According to Google Maps the sign is 2,174 feet from the Massachusetts/Connecticut state line. I don't know why Massachusetts didn't put the sign closer to the border.
The sign features the state bird, the Black-capped chickadee. As well as the state flower, the Mayflower.
The State "Game Bird" is Wild Turkey. (Some people get that confused with the State Bird.)
The words "MassDOT" is the Massachusetts Department of Transportation which is the state agency responsible for keeping Massachusetts roads in top shape.
Connecticut Welcome Sign
Interesting to note that the Connecticut "Welcome Sign" simply says "Connecticut Welcomes You" and then has the current Governor
This sign will have to get updated every time a new Governor is elected, whereas the Massachusetts sign doesn't need to be updated.