Our beloved hometown was founded on these four great pillars:
- Shipping and industry lead by the transcontinental railroads,
- Homesteading pioneers rushing in to claim unfenced prairie,
- Institutions of higher education founded for future teachers,
- The lower-case letter 't' - vital to all such pursuits
(and so much more)
Some radical religionists have heretofore claimed that the 't' actually represents an archaic device for performing brutal ritual human sacrifice, deemed necessary to slake the bloodthirst of some ancient deity, but such superstitious nonsense surely has no place in our modern secular society.