Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Eighter from Decatur
On my way to Duncan, OK for a tour and talk I stopped briefly in Decatur, TX, one of my top 100 agurbs®. It is a picturesque town that has been going through a growth spurt that in some ways started when the citizens of the town voted to tax themselves an extra half-cent sales tax for the purposes of economic development.
Thom Lambert, Executive Director of the Decatur EDC, told me of how they developed the slogan, Eighter from Decatur, “There was a cowboy shooting craps in Dallas who needed a ‘hard eight’ (two fours). There was a lady of the night who he liked in Decatur whose name was Eighter. He yelled ‘Eighter from Decatur’, hit the number and it stuck.”
He went on, “It is a way for us to differentiate ourselves from the twenty other Decaturs in the country.”
Posted by BoomtownUSA at 6:59 AM