The Western Edge

Dickinson Does

Nov 5, 2018

In 1925, when it was decided that the American Legion would hold its next state convention in Dickinson, a contest was started for a snappy city slogan. The winning slogan would then be used as advertising for the convention.

The legionnaires suggested that “a short snappy slogan” would have the best chance of winning, and they even gave some examples from other towns —“Why not Minot?” for one, and for another, “Wide awake Devils Lake.” There was a cash award for the first- and second-best slogans. A whole $5.00 would go to the winner, and $3.00 to second place.