The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 June 2004

Gladly, the cross-eyed bear

Seal of the City of Oklahoma CityFor its first three-quarters of a century, the City of Oklahoma City managed to get by without an official seal. In 1965, Mayor George Shirk announced a competition to design a city seal; this is the prize winner, designed by Larry Thompson, who got $500 (a fair chunk of change in '65) for his efforts.

Now how long will it take the American Civil Liberties Union to decide that the white perpendicular bars in the center constitute a cross?

Posted at 7:09 AM to City Scene

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Don't give them any ideas, Chaz.

Posted by: Cam at 10:53 AM on 3 June 2004

It's been decades since I've seen anyone make reference to my older sister's favorite stuffed animal. Thank you.

Posted by: triticale at 11:18 PM on 3 June 2004

I always that that the City of Edmond, when they lost their fight, should have changed the city seal to a huge white blank circle. Of course, someone would have gotten mad because it was white.

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 11:59 AM on 7 June 2004

I'm afraid you're probably right about that, too.

For those just tuning in, I discussed the Edmond case and a similar one in McAlester here.

Posted by: CGHill at 1:24 PM on 7 June 2004