There has been talk that the photo of the most famous billboard in Monroe, La., featured in The War Eagle Reader’s most-viewed post ever, was faked. I posted it, along with a map image of the route from Tuscaloosa to Shreveport (which was borrowed, shamelessly, without credit or linkage or whatever, in a post on another blog that managed to get picked up by EDSBS! Oh, the hits we would have gotten!), soon after receiving it in an e-mail as an attachment. From what I can tell, the photo first showed up here.
And it is real.
Enterprising TWER commenter “Tiger Fan,” a resident of Monroe, has confirmed that the billboard indeed exists, and will remain intact through the end of this year, though its location is not as conspicuous as first thought or hoped. It stands above an intersection in South Monroe, but, so as to discourage any detours, I don’t want to give away just where. (Here’s more evidence of authenticity – report from an Alabama fan who works right down the road.)
Alabama fans – you’ll have to strain to see it (unless you happen to pick that exit to gas up), but keep your eyes peeled, it’s there. Stay safe, though…
The time I spent on this!