The Milpitas Town Seal was the idea of member Betty McDermott’s husband John, who came up with the idea for a seal of the Minuteman from one of his son’s history books. He designed the seal and took it to Arnie’s Signs and had 4,000 decals made.
Joe Brown, a local painter, painted the original for free. It is believed that Mr. Brown may have been hired to repaint the statues in the old St. John’s Church. Mr. Brown lived on the Henry Strickroth/Murphy Ranch.
June 10, 2009 by mhs