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Iconic Nut Tree sign comes down along Highway 80

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Crews took down the 72-foot-tall historic Nut Tree freeway sign Wednesday, marking the end of a historic roadside stop that began as a fruit stand in 1921.

Crowds gathered to watch the removal of the sign and lamented the loss of a longstanding landmark between Sacramento and the Bay Area.

“It upset me a little,” county Supervisor John Vasquez told the Vacaville Reporter newspaper. “I had to separate the emotion from everything and look and what we could do to preserve a piece of the community’s history.”