Getting to Red Cliff involves taking the Battle Mountain route over Tennessee Pass. It’s a glorious drive but one could actually miss the town of Red Cliff [at Battle Mountain] if one is looking at the scenery or hoping that the green bridge holds up. No longer! After a year-long collaboration between the past Mayor and Board of Trustees and the current Mayor and Board of Trustees, both of Red Cliff’s entrances sport new signs. The design started with the Town logo designed by former resident Sydney Sommers. The final design was produced by Don Wilson, former resident, Mayor and sign fabricator. The process of installing both signs was fascinating given their locations. Happily, all this was documented by Town Clerk, Barb Smith.
Beginning at the Water Street entrance, we see Scott Burgess, Mayor, and Tim Parks, resident, arrive with the sign. The sign incorporates old and new products symbolizing Red Cliff. The background is rusted metal finished with a high tech material carved to look like wood.
Chris Keran, Town Trustee and crane operator, helps hoist the post. The sign and post weigh 800 lbs. so the support at the base needs to be up to the task.
The entrance at High Street is at the northern end of the Red Cliff bridge (green bridge) on Hwy 24. The scenery is magnificent, of course.
Once again, the sign post is lowered onto the base. Scott Burgess, Tim Parks and Amos Mondragon are at right.
The team takes a bow. From left, Amos Mondragon, Barb Smith, Don Wilson, Chris Keran, Scott Burgess and Tim Parks.
When you see the location of the sign at High Street, it makes you want to thank everyone involved for safely installing the new sign.