Chamber donates iconic Scottsdale cowboy sign to city

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It pointed the way to the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce’s original offices, publicized local events and, today, serves as a top spot to take a selfie.

Now, it belongs to the city of Scottsdale.

The Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce recently donated to the city the recognizable Downtown Scottsdale Cowboy, which sits in its original location on the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Main Street.

The sign was commissioned in 1952 and created by artist Dee Flagg.

Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Rick Kidder says, “That the sign no longer serves its original purpose is of no consequence to its historical value to the city and its place as a symbol of Scottsdale.”

The Scottsdale Independent is published monthly and mailed to 75,000 homes and businesses in Scottsdale.

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