Redwood City in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Redwood City Arch
Climate Best by Government Test
This archway sign and slogan is based on the design of two earlier archway signs that once spanned the El Camino Real, designating the northern and southern entryways into Redwood City. A smaller scale replica of the original sign is located on Broadway near Spring Street.
In 1925, a slogan contest was held to promote Redwood City. Wilbur H. Doxsee submitted the winning entry: “By Government Test, Our Climate is Best” which was revised and shortened to:
Erected by Historic Resources Advisory Committee, City of Redwood City.
Location. 37° 29.176′ N, 122° 13.956′ W. Marker is in Redwood City, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is on Broadway east of California Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker and archway are located at Arguello Plaza at the CalTrain railroad
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soledad O. de Arguello (a few steps from this marker); California Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old San Mateo County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named "Old" San Mateo County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named California Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fox Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Sequoia/Fox Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lathrop House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redwood City.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 731 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.