Maybe They Ran Out

California 1 marker at Pismo Beach

On most California "miner's shield" cutout markers, the wider, fatter Series E font is used, but this one at Pismo Beach is using the narrower Series C font. There are several such markers in the area.

The "US" letters in the US 101 cutout marker also are spaced much more closely together than usual for California.

This photo was taken in September 2003.