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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.

W. Pima St., Gila Bend, AZ
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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