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The website at www.hollister.ca.gov/site/index.asp shows a complicated logo in bright blue and gold, depicting a spire, with the name of the city in bright blue fancy script beneath, and underneath this two small words in small bright blue block lettering. The base of the logo is formed by two golden baskets of local agricultural produce separated by a small white tablet outlined in blue with the date '1867' written in miniscule blue numbers on it.
Ron Lahav, 9 November 2004
The spire which is the center piece of the logo belongs to the building occupied by the local Masonic Lodge, or Masonic Temple in American usage. The structure was erected in 1907, and is thus one of the oldest buildings in Hollister. The mechanism of the clock antedates the actual clock by about twenty years; it was purchased second-hand and then installed when the tower was built. Although the building itself has no municipal connotations, it has been used as a symbol of the city from the time it was constructed. The logo itself was designed about 18 years ago by a local committee and was approved and adopted by Resolution of the City Council at that time. In the logo itself, underneath the large word 'HOLLISTER' written in an artistic font, are two smaller words which read 'Hometown, California' and the date of the city's incorporation, 1872, on a tablet in the center of the framework forming the base of the logo, between the two cornucopias. Hollister does not have a flag.
Geri Johnston, City Clerk, 15 November 2004