When we first met Sue, she was falling off her bike, thereby naming her adopted home town. But she really fell in love with her new city when she was given the opportunity to climb the steps of the clock tower at the Old Courthouse Museum, located on the northwest corner of 6th & Main Avenue downtown.
Up and up climbed Sue, breathing hard as she near the top of the tower. She began chanting the name of the building’s architect to take her mind off her heaving chest and swirling head. “Wallace Dow, Wallace Dow”, she chanted over and over again in rhythm with her steps.
Finally she reached the top of the tower and peered out over the edge, hanging onto the edge of the long-dormant bell (replaced by an electronic clang in the early 90’s). The view was breathtaking! Sue wanted to stay up there forever, but the next adventure was waiting – so Sue jumped down and headed for the other Dow-designed icon of the city – the State Penitentiary.
This adventure is now memorialized on Dustin Scheideler’s new design for Scratchpad Tees. Available in Deep Heather or Heather Green, in crew neck or V-neck, this shirt is sure to be a hit with anyone who calls Sue Falls home.