Rockford Sesquentennial logo unveiled

July 1, 1993

Rockford Sesquentennial logo unveiled

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Rockford Mayor Doug Scott and members of the Committee to Celebrate Rockford’s Birthday have unveiled the winner of the 150th Anniversary Logo contest.

The logo, designed by local artist Ray Messina, will be used to publicize events being held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Rockford’s incorporation as a city in 1852.

Messina’s design includes the words “Rockford Sesquicentennial” in black letters as part of the square logo. The Rock River is a prominent part of the design, taking the shape of the number five in between the white numbers one and zero. There is a red-orange colored bridge across the river all on a black background.

Messina said, “The logo represents the Rock River’s crucial role in bringing about the formation of the city with the bridge symbolizing, not only the union of east and west sides, but bridging the span of 150 years of Rockford history.”

Mayor Doug Scott said, “The logo has a great look. I like the fact that it includes the river and has a bridge uniting the different parts of the community. I want to thank all the artists, especially the students, who entered the contest.”

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