The Shield and the Meat Cleaver

US 271 and Oklahoma 109 with new-style (2006) state route marker

Oklahoma began replacing its state markers with a new design in 2006, featuring a stylized version of the state outline. A few wags have called the outline the "meat cleaver". This example is on US 271 and Oklahoma 109 in Choctaw County in the southern part of the state.

Photo courtesy of David Backlin (taken May 2006)