Officials in an upstate New York town are red-faced over the signs welcoming travelers to their community.
That’s because the “Welcome to Malone” signs feature a bucolic image of the New England countryside, not northern New York.
The town supervisor says a Vermont resident who was passing through happened to recognize the Green Mountain State’s scenery on the signs and alerted Malone officials.
The image on the sign shows a scene of red barns, rolling hills and fall foliage.
It turns out that the scene was taken from a photograph of a farm outside Woodstock, Vermont.
Officials say the image was chosen by a Malone committee five years ago. The town paid five-thousand dollars to have it placed on the “Welcome to Malone” signs.
Town leaders say they’ll consider replacing the signs.