The sign says: ‘Army of Tennesse Hihgway’
Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 8:01 pm
CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. (AP) — A new sign on a highway near a Civil War battlefield in northwest Georgia is getting attention for the wrong reason.
The informational sign posted last week on U.S. 27 near the Chickamauga Battlefield promoting the Army of Tennessee Highway leaves the final “e” off of Tennessee and reverses the “h” and “g” in the middle of “highway.”
Chickamauga City Manager John Culpepper told the Chattanooga Times Free Press “they can’t spell down at the Georgia Department of Transportation.”
GDOT spokesman Mohamed Arafa said there are sometimes mistakes with names “but Tennessee, there’s no excuse for that.” He said misspelling “highway” is even worse because the Transportation Department “used to be the Department of Highway.”
Arafa said the sign would be fixed immediately.
Culpepper said the Confederate States of America signs were installed to mark the paths that troops took toward the Battle of Chickamauga.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com
Published in The Messenger 9.22.10