Day 106


July 10th, 2010

You take those two flags out of the holder and place them in the slots on the back of the diamond sign, which you would presumably unfold. But what sort of event would call for such steps to be taken?


  1. carolyn says:

    BIG cattle xcrossing??? cross at your own risk???

  2. Brenda Senne says:

    I think the flags are for road construction..or when there is danger / blockage on the road.

  3. Jeff says:

    Stumped I am. Amplifies the power of the pyramid?? Big Sky ahead? Dino’s still crossing.

  4. Jim in AR via MN says:

    Now if it were the 1800’s…you could wait days for the buffalo herds to pass…that is what the early trains even had to endure…sooooo…send in the hunters…took care of that problem…just caused others…

    So the wait for cattle to cross…even for hundreds of head…not much of a problem…

  5. Morgaine says:

    I think that the signs are for road closures due to snow. I traveled (by car) through this area once in the winter and yeah, was stuck in some small town for a few days because of snow and snow drifts. If I remember right they had signs with flags to warn travelers not to go on the roads (when they didn’t have the roads completely blocked off with gates).

  6. Nancy in Mt. Lassen area CA. says:

    Cattle drive?

  7. Roe says:

    Usually something like High Wind Warning, Ice, or as Morgaine says, Snow, etc. Not a cattle drive, we have driven through when the cows were right in the road and the cowboys just moved them aside for us!
    Keep on going, Matt!

  8. katzien in austin says:

    Maybe they wave them on Flag Day?? heehee

  9. Chris says:

    Emergency Matador flag in case a bull shows up?

  10. Janine says:

    You’re the road engineer…don’t YOU know?

  11. Joel H says:

    Dinosaur crossing

  12. Jennifer in KY says:

    At first glance, I thought it was a monster firecracker!

  13. Christina says:

    It’s for road construction warnings. We have them in Eastern Washington as well. They insert the flags into the slots to warn of upcoming road construction or repair.

    Ours are also used for avalanche blasting warnings, but that is because we live in the Cascade Mountains.

  14. Maria says:

    It’s to guide the UFO’s to what field needs to have a crop circle.

  15. Roberta! says:

    They’re for cow parades, of course! And I’m sure the drop down sign says something to the effect of ‘It’s your lucky day – a cattle parade is underway.’ … at which point, every traveler is obliged to park and place a ball cap over his/her heart for such a moooving experience.
    I’m a little teary eyed just thinking about it.

  16. Don in Tennessee says:


  17. I thought surely someone would already know—can’t believe I am admitting to having lived on a farm…but when farmers move cattle from one field to another, across the road/highway, it might be beneficial to keep them from being hit by cars. In Europe, you see sheep crossings. Here, you have cattle crossings.
    And that’s all I gots to say…

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