"It's The Climate" - Happy 90th Birthday! - Grants Pass, Oregon
The "It's The Climate" sign in Grants Pass is celebrating its' 90th birthday.
First hung on July 20th, 1920, the "It's The Climate" sign is a tribute to a great place to live!
We owe our "now famous" slogan, "It's The Climate", to Mr. John Hampshire, an engineer and road contractor.
Arriving in Grants Pass in 1917, Mr. Hampshire started promoting the slogan he created, "It's The Climate", to all the local businesses.
Mr. Hampshire received permission from the railroad (railroads owned most of the right of way in those early times), and he paid a sign company to create an "It's The Climate" sign. John Hampshire paid the entire cost of the sign, plus shipping, and donated it to Josephine County.
"It's The Climate" means hot, dry summers, with cool evenings. It means mild winders and very little, if any, snow.
Happy Birthday "It's The Climate" sign, and thank you John Hampshire!