Chuck Jacobs logo 1

The first Payson logo created by Chuck Jacobs in 1974. He won $25.

It took the Town of Payson 50 years before it officially settled on its current logo with the green squiggly tree, handwritten purple lettered name and slogan, Arizona’s Cool Mountain Town, discovered Troy Smith, Payson’s current town manager.

He wrote up what he found out, along with pictures of each rendition of the logo in his Nov. 10 report.

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