Twentynine Palms Historical Society
29 Palms, California
The following explanation of the roots and meaming of our logo was published in the February 1983 edition of "News and Notes of the Twentynine Palms Historical Society."
Last spring when our Society was still in its planning stages, its organizers wanted a distinctive logo which would not only be beautiful, but would also be symbolic of Twentynine Palms and its early history. One of our founding members, Don Malone, volunteered his time and artistic skills in an attempt to meet this challenging task.
A few weeks later, Don produced several rough sketches which were presented to the other members for comment. From these sketches emerged one design which was agreed upon to become the working model. Again, Don produced several variations for comment, and a week later, his finished artwork was presented. This unique and striking design met instant approval and became the official logo for the Twentynine Palms Historical Society.
Beginning at the top of the design, the first component represents a pottery jug or olla symbolizing those early Indian peoples who were the first to make their home in our desert. The middle component -a windmill - acknowledges the contributions of both the cattlemen and the homesteaders. The third symbol - a gold pan - commemorates the miners' contributions to our history.
The choice of colors in both the lettering and in the design was not an arbitrary decision. The browns and beiges reflect our desert environment, while the purple cast to our mountains can be enjoyed in the early morning or late afternoon light.
It is our hope that in years to come our logo will not only be synonymous with the Twentynine Palms Historical Society, but also with our town as well. We are all very appreciative to Don Malone for making our distinctive and beautiful logo a reality.
The logo of the Twentynine Palms Historical Society is a registered service mark.
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