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Burma Shave signs return to Dubuque County


A slice of classic Americana has returned to nearly every county in the state - most recently, Dubuque County.

Our Iowa Magazine is giving one set of Burma Shave signs to each of Iowa's 99 counties.

In the mid-1900s, there were as many as 7,000 sets of Burma Shave signs in 45 states.

Dubuque County's reads, "All little rhyming...jokes aside...don't be content...until you've tried."

Ann Cannon, assistant director of the Dyersville Area Chamber of Commerce, said Dyersville competed with several other Dubuque County cities to be the one to get signs from Our Iowa.

"Our Iowa magazine supplied us with the actual signs, the nuts and bolts and then actually supplied us with payment to purchase the sign posts locally," Cannon said.

The signs are on Dyersville East Road, on the way from Dyersville to the Field of Dreams.

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