Saturday, November 04, 2006

Every now and then I get an email that I'd like to respond to on this site. Today I got one of those emails.

The picture that is supposed to show a military base at Indian Lake New York has to be wrong. It's unlikely that this picture was taken in New York or even in North America, because the symbol on the sign is of the 2nd Infantry Division, known as the 'Indian Head' division. There's absolutely no reason why this would be a sign in the town of Indian Lake.


Thank you for the email.

I don't for a minute think that this sign was "in the town" of Indian Lake, but more to your point – the 2nd Infantry Division insignia is NOT what is shown painted on that sign.
Let's compare the two. Yes, there is an indian head used in both, however those two indian heads look nothing alike in style. The 2nd Infantry Division insignia has a star and a shield background. The insignia on the sign has no star or shield, and really looks nothing like the 2nd Infantry Division's insignia at all.
I agree with you that there is no reason why the 2nd Infantry Division would be in New York, however the sign clearly does not show the 2nd Infantry Division insignia.
On a side note... if you look really close under the indian head on the sign you can make out the initials I.L.P. (Indian Lake Project).
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