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Centennial Logo Information
Centennial Logo Development
The Centennial Committee worked with Melanie Reed from the Sequim Gazette to develop the logo.  The following explains the significance of each item in the logo.
  • The grain elevator is a Sequim landmark and the tallest building in the area.  It was built in 1945 and operated until 1977. 
  • The Sequim Roosevelt Elk Herd of approximately 100 move throughout the Sequim Dungeness area. 
  • Sequim is known for its beautiful lavender farms and products. 
  • The cedar tree is called the Tree of Life.  It is used for many things from blessings to cedar bark for weaving, to masks, canoes, clothing, etc. Cedar branches are brushed in the air to cleanse a home during the House Blessing Ceremony of many Northwest Indian nations.  In the Pacific Northwest, the people burn cedar for purification in much the same was as sage.  It drives out negative energy but it also brings in good influences.  The spirit of cedar is considered very ancient and wise by Pacific Northwest tribes.  Old, downed cedar trees are honored with offerings and prayers.  (Courtesy of Vickie Carroll, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe.)
  • "Where Water is Wealth" has been used to advertise Sequim since the 1950's.  The Sequim Irrigation Festival began in 1896 when local farm families celebrated the first irrigation ditch carrying water from the Dungeness River to the Sequim Prairie.  There are many beautiful sites to see the water all around the Sequim area such as Cline Spit, Sequim Bay and the John Wayne Marina, Marlyn Nelson Park off Port Williams Road to name a few.
  • Agriculture was very important to the early settlers and continues today.  Early settlers "found a forested land rich with trees they could log, haul to the bay and sell to the wood-hungry markets of California" (Courtesy of June Robinson.)  Products included mostly potatoes, but also wheat, oats, peas, apples, hops and dressed meat.
  • The Town of Sequim filed incorporation papers with the Secretary of State on October 31, 1913.
  • "Get Into the Sequim of Things" was developed by Ann Perkins who is a friend of one of our committee members, Gretha Davis.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the logo process.  It took awhile to develop and it looks great!