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THE PEOPLE'S SOUTH JORDAN SYMBOL

THE SUMMARY

  • This new South Jordan symbol is steeped in city history
  • The symbol is public domain and free for everybody to use -- it's the people's symbol, not just one person's symbol
  • Every part of the symbol means something to the city, making it a great way to celebrate South Jordan


WHAT EACH PART OF THE SYMBOL MEANS

  • The leaf represents South Jordan's commitment to green public spaces. South Jordan is arguably Utah's leader in open public spaces. The official registered trademark symbol of the city is a leafy tree, so it makes sense for the people's symbol to include a leaf representing that we're all a part of that big tree.
  • The four copper stars have a couple layers of meaning. First, the copper color represents the copper beneath the surface of South Jordan that lead to a strong local mining tradition. The stars themselves have multiple meanings: the six pointed star represents the Jordan River and its five sister waterways within the valley. Collectively, the four stars have a total of 24 points. The number 24 has a somewhat dark history in South Jordan -- it's the number of students (plus one bus driver) killed in an infamous 1938 train/school bus collision. The accident sparked some good, however, as it launched nationwide requirements for guard bars in front of train tracks, bus drivers stopping before entering tracks, and stricter regulations for railways. The stars represent each of the lives lost in South Jordan in service of a greater good.
  • The band of blue connecting it all represents the Jordan River, the major waterway sharing the city's namesake.


WHY SHOULD I USE IT?

  • It's a great and unique way to show city pride and a knowledge of the city's history.
  • The official city flag (a green tree above the words 'SOUTH JORDAN') is a registered trademark. This was done to prevent unauthorized usage, but it means that if you want to rep your home city, it can be difficult to do so without talking to city lawyers.
  • It's free to use, and public domain. You can use it for whatever you need. I (Austin Hudson) designed it, I hosted this website, I'm promoting it, and I'm turning it over into the public domain. It's yours now.
     

CAN I DOWNLOAD IT TO USE?

  • Yup, you can download it here. Click here for an EPS file and here for a PDF file. Both of these are scaleable vector images, meaning that you can make them as small or as big as you want. You may not know what that means, but whoever you're having design something with it will!