Friday, 15 September 2017

County of Forty Mile No. 8 sign

This sign is located west of Seven Persons,
Alberta along the Crowsnest Highway.  I've
always been a fan of these big wooden
signs, especially one that makes a statement.
The pronghorn logo is a nice tip of the hat
to the abundant wildlife in the area.

Within the boundaries of the County of Forty
Mile No. 8 are Red Rock Coulee, Writing On
Stone Provincial Park, Milk River Canyon,
Etzikom Windmill Museum, several infamous
towns and hamlets such as Manyberries,
Nemiskam and Orion, a reservoir named
Rattlesnake Lake, lots of wide open country
and more.

It also has a port of entry named Aden that
has the distinction of being the second least
used border crossing in all of the U.S.A.;
only about 1000 crossings each year.  I
account for four of those crossings this past

The southern side of the county offers some
of the best views of the Sweet Grass Hills
to be seen from Alberta.

This sign is an invitation to all these things.
Turn south when you see it.

The county's website is here:
County of Forty Mile No.8

Photographed on August 5, 2017.




  1. All the places you listed in the County of Forty Mile No. 8, are places I have been wanting to visit for a long time.

    1. In my opinion, it's about 7000 square kilometers worthy of investigation.