I recently saw a link to a collection of town signs that are/were, to say the least, unusual. One that caught my eye was this one, for the town of Nevada, Iowa:
Yes there really is a town in Iowa called Nevada. However, it is pronounced 'ne VAY dah'. It's about 10 miles east of Ames, Iowa, where I did my graduate work, and it is also the county seat. Way back, it also was the only place in the county where one could buy wine or liquor [at the gubmnt-run liquor store].
One of the signs that is not on the list (but should be) is for Northfield, Minnesota, home of both St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges. Their sign: