Over the course of the past three years, we have received inquires regarding our horse logo. Many folks are justifiably confused as to our supposed use of the City of Milton's official logo. Hopefully, the following information will help clear the air.
As content was loaded, I took it upon myself to create a logo for the site. Being raised on a horse farm on Bethany Road, I thought a horse would be perfect. After a few failed designs, we settled on one and uploaded it in March of 2006. To preview the site as it was then, please click on the followinglink on Wayback Machine. From there, go to the column titled "2006" and click on "March 18,2006".Once the page loads, you will see our horse logo in the upper left of the screen.
The City of Milton officially incorporated on December 1st, 2006. According to Godaddy.com, theirweb site activated on September 25, 2006. Once again by utilizing Wayback machine, you can preview the City of Milton web site as it looked in November and December of 2006 by clicking here. You will notice that no such horse logo is listed on their site until December of 2006; eight months after our horse logo was uploaded.
Many believe that the logos similarities are substantial and almost an exact copy.
Due to Accessmilton.com having a large following during the first Milton election in '06, many believe that the city stole our logo outright and just made some minor adjustments. For that, it is up to you to decide.
In situations like this, it is easy to point fingers and cast accusations. If Accessmilton.com's logo had an influence on the current city logo, then so be it. We will continue to use our logo for the promotion of Accessmilton.com.
Thank you for your continued support ofAccessmilton.com. We look forward to working with you as we make Milton, GA a great place to live, work, and play.
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