"It's The Climate" - Happy 90th Birthday! - Grants Pass, Oregon

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"It's The Climate" - Happy 90th Birthday! - Grants Pass, Oregon

It's The Climate

The "It's The Climate" sign in Grants Pass is celebrating its' 90th birthday.

It's The Climate

First hung on July 20th, 1920, the "It's The Climate" sign is a tribute to a great place to live!

It's The Climate

We owe our "now famous" slogan, "It's The Climate", to Mr. John Hampshire, an engineer and road contractor.

It's The Climate

Arriving in Grants Pass in 1917, Mr. Hampshire started promoting the slogan he created, "It's The Climate", to all the local businesses.

Mr. Hampshire received permission from the railroad (railroads owned most of the right of way in those early times), and he paid a sign company to create an "It's The Climate" sign.  John Hampshire paid the entire cost of the sign, plus shipping, and donated it to Josephine County.

It's The Climate

"It's The Climate" means hot, dry summers, with cool evenings.  It means mild winders and very little, if any, snow.

Happy Birthday "It's The Climate" sign, and thank you John Hampshire!

 

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Dagny Eason
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  Great signs    Wow!    I love the spirit of the town....      Those are great signs...

July 20, 2010 01:26 AM
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Dave Gubler
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I miss that sense of community you have with a small town.

July 20, 2010 01:41 AM
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Gary Swanson
RE/MAX Ideal Brokers, Inc.

Thanks Dagny and Dave,  My wife and I moved here 18 months ago from a much larger city.   We're so happy to have made the move! 

July 20, 2010 12:55 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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Gary, I think it's also that amazing mountain looming in the background!  Happy Anniversary!

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