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Great Northern "Rocky" Shirt

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Great Northern "Rocky" Shirt

  • Printed on Front
  • 100% Cotton
  • Shirt Color - Seafoam Green

Four Rocky logos covering 1922, 1935, 1936 and 1967-1970.

The logo of the railroad, a Rocky Mountain goat, was based on a goat William Kenney, one of the railroads presidents, had used to haul newspapers as a boy.

The Great Northern was built in stages, slowly to create profitable lines, before extending the road further into the undeveloped Western territories. In a series of the earliest public relations campaigns, contests were held to promote interest in the railroad and the ranchlands along its route. Fred J. Adams used promotional incentives such as feed and seed donations to farmers getting started along the line. Contests were all-inclusive, from largest farm animals to largest freight carload capacity and were promoted heavily to immigrants & newcomers from the East.  (Credit - Wikipedia)