Modesto’s GOAT


Modesto’s GOAT?
By Chris Murphy
I was chatting with Stanislaus County’s PR Ace Amy Vickery and Modesto’s Chief of Police Galen Carroll at Love Modesto and we got to talking about GOATS. What kind of goats you ask? Well, as you may know, Modesto’s original slogan, before Water, Wealth, Contentment, Heath was “Nobody’s Got Modesto’s Goat”. Cooler heads prevailed and the words that adorn our Arch today were chosen, but this brings another subject to light. What is Modesto’s official animal? Should it be the humble Goat? Moreover, what if we really embrace Modesto’s Goat in the many ways we can, including G.O.A.T., Greatest Of All Time. Who are Modesto’s greatest? Who is our Hall of Fame? Modesto High has their Hall Of Fame, we have the Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, so why not a new walk of fame, featuring Modesto’s Greatest of All Time right down the sidewalk of 10th St. Who would be in this group? What do you think? On top of that, should we embrace our inner goat and make it a city mascot? Every organization seems to have a mascot, why not Modesto? Let me know what you think at chrism@modestoview.com<mailto:chrism@modestoview.com>

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.