Posted By Divide Chamber on August 4, 2015
The Welcome to Divide Sign
Located about a mile east of the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and Colorado Highway 67, a large triangular sign welcomes westbound travelers to Divide, Colorado and marks the historic location of the Colorado Midland Railway and Midland Terminal Railroad Depot for eastbound traffic. Sponsored and erected by the Divide Chamber of Commerce, the sign replaces an older sign that was removed around 2002-03 when the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) widened Highway 24 to four lanes between Woodland Park and Divide. The design was drawn by Chamber members with community input and financed with community donations. Local sign maker, Ken Klug, transformed the design into wood and paint, Chamber member Tod Tobiasson cut the metal work and Andersen Enterprises erected it in June 2015. The “Welcome to Divide” sign project was a labor of love for the Divide Chamber of Commerce for nearly 12 years. It’s not easy to keep faith with an idea for a over decade, but the overwhelming support from the county, chamber members and the local community was the fuel that kept the project alive.