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Sun October 24, 2010

Round Barn Billboard

Arcadia, OK – Sign attached to billboard near Round Barn

ARCADIA, Okla. (AP) The owner of a billboard being erected next to a Route 66 landmark in Arcadia is halting construction after a sign attached to the billboard upset residents.

The billboard began going up earlier this month next to the Round Barn and critics say it obstructs the view of the highway landmark.

Construction workers put up a sign on the billboard Wednesday night. A statement issued by the Arcadia Historical and Preservation Society to The Oklahoman calls the action "unconscionable."

Everette Altdoerffer, an attorney for the billboard's owner, Fariborz Mazaheri, says his client wants an agreeable conclusion to the issue and that no further additions to the billboard are planned.

Altdoerffer says the inference made by some after a town meeting on Tuesday that work would be suspended on the billboard is a misunderstanding.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com