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Catalog Number 2017.023.001A-B
Description Celebrate Redwood City 150 Pin, 2017. Pin (A) is painted silver steel metal with two .375 high power earth magnets on the back. Rectanglular pin is in portrait orientation, has a blue border with the historic Redwood City Courthouse (now the San Mateo County History Museum) n the top in blue surrounded by Redwood trees. The interior of the pin is gray in color and crossed by a yellow banner in front that reads, "Redwood City" in cursive red embossed lettering. Green "ribbons" extend outward below the yellow banner. Above the banner in the gray box, embossed in black lettering is "Celebrate" and at the bottom is "1867 2017" separated by a white star. Beneath the yellow ribbon in large white embossed lettering is "150." At the very bottom of the gray rectangle, below the text, are tiny versions of crossed flags with the American flag represented on the left and the California flag represented on the right.

Pin came with a paper tag (B) affixed to the plastic bag that contained the pin. The tag reads, "Thank you for your $20 suggested donation for tis 150th Celebration Pin! Funds will support activities throughout 2017 to celebrate Redwood City's 150th Anniversary as a city." with contact information printed below. Paper is light beige in color, has a black and white image of the pin on the left side and all text is printed in black.
Object Name Pin, Promotional
Collection 3D - Advertising Media
Title Celebrate Redwood City 150 Pin, 2017
Date 2017
Inscription Text "celebrate / Redwood City / 150 / 1867-2017" (embossed on front of pin [A] and printed on left of paper tag [B]); "Thank you for your $20 suggested donation / for this 150th Celebration Pin! Funds will / support activities throughout 2017 to / celebrate Redwood City's 150th Anniversary / as a city. / For more info - redwoodcityhistory.org / to volunteer/donate - rwc150.org / commemorative items - rwcpaf.org" (printed on paper tag)
Provenance The $20 suggested donation for this 150th Celebration pin was intended to support activities throughout 2017 to celebrate Redwood City's 150th Anniversary as a city.
Notes "Redwood City is rich in history and local lore. As the oldest city in San Mateo County, Redwood City has a long and illustrious history. Originally a port town during the Gold Rush, Redwood City became the County Seat of the newly formed San Mateo County in 1856. Since its incorporation in 1867 the city has grown into a vital and diverse community with thriving neighborhoods, commerce, government, technology and manufacturing. As we draw near the city's 150th anniversary we invite you to look back on and celebrate our past. Learn more about our interesting people and historic events through our blog and photo galleries."
[http://www.redwoodcityhistory.org/ 07/27/2017]

"Redwood City California
Sesquicentennial Celebration!
Celebrate Redwood City 150th Anniversary
A series of Sesquicentennial events bringing our community together to discover our history, honor our diversity and explore our neighborhoods."
[http://www.rwc150.org/supporters.html 07/27/2017]
Dimensions H-2.5 W-1.625 D-0.125 inches
Dimension Details Above dimentions for pin (A); paper tag (B) measures 1.625" x 4.375"
Search Terms Celebration
Courthouse
Pins
Redwood City
Redwood Trees
Sesquicentennial
Subjects Anniversaries
Celebrations
Cities & towns