Gila Bend, Arizona: Gila Bend Welcome Sign

Hand-painted sign provides the current population tally of "friendly people" and "old crabs." If you're lucky, an old crab will come out and lambaste you to leave town.

Address:
W. Pima St., Gila Bend, AZ
Directions:
I-8 exit 115. West side of town, on the south side of Hwy 85/W. Pima St., just east of the McDonald's.
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5 Old Crabs.

Gila Bend Welcome Sign

Seems they've now listed exactly who the 5 Old Crabs are.

[Mike, 05/02/2011]

That seems like a great honor. Wonder if there's a waiting list....

Gila Bend welcome sign.

Gila Bend Welcome Sign

Turns out that Gila Bend, AZ was not kidding. While snapping shots of the motel sign, one of the 5 came out and ran me off the property!

[Ken Rockwell, 02/15/2003]

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