Wednesday, September 23, 2009

$3 Slogan

One of the notable landmarks of Central California's city of Modesto is its 25-ft. high & 75 ft. wide arch.
The catchy slogan "Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health" was selected during a 1911 contest to be placed on the arch.
The winner received a $3 prize which was probably a nice sum in those days, but more rewarding, his words have lasted generations and have become part of Modesto history.

- Karen

8 comments:

rainfield61 said...

What you are writing now will last for generations and be part of the history too.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Pretty cool, I like that. I wish my words could be immortalized like that.

Adrian LaRoque said...

Cool!

Summer said...

Awesome! =D

Summer
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Brown Mestizo

Kcalpesh said...

You are right! More than $3, Name going on to the history books is more noticeable! Nice shot!

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i love your header. looks really good!

Jim K said...

Thats a neat sign, it reminds me of a small town in the 50s. I'm not that old, but I imagine what it looked like.

betchai said...

your post brought smile to my day :) love the information you shared, thinking back how great a sum was $3 then.