So, I’m thinking… There’s a lot of Rio Linda and Elverta icons. But, which one represents the history, the spirit and the nature of Rio Linda and Elverta the best?
There’s the archway, obviously. No, not Archway Market, dummy. Although you could make a pretty good case for Oscar being an icon of sorts.
There’s the chickens (or eggs), a nod to our past and our agricultural heritage and rural nature that persists to this day.
A sprint car? A quarter-midget? A race track? You can’t deny we have a racing heritage, and more than our fair share of weekend racers.
There’s the Fire Department. Nowadays, it’s a part of Metro Fire, but from 1923 to 1990 the Rio Linda Elverta Volunteer Fire District was a proud, well respected agency, even if they did get a little lost once in a while.
How about the water tower? Emblazoned with RIO LINDA in big block letters, it’s seen for miles around. Has the recent water district morass soured that idea?
Speaking of water, how about the creeks? The source of our community’s name, “Rio Linda” translates to “Beautiful River”. Just something I know.
The high school? The championship football team?
What do you think? Have I hit the nail on the head or missed the mark completely?