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You Will Do Better in Toledo T-Shirt

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In 1913 the Toledo Commerce Club held a contest to create a new slogan for the city of Toledo. The winning entry, "You Will Do Better In Toledo", was submitted by four people. It was determined that C.W. Lammers was the first to send in the slogan and he was declared the winner. The slogan was illuminated on a large electrical sign in downtown Toledo along with two other sections featuring a locomotive and a lake freighter.  

An excerpt from the Toledo Blade from December 12, 1977 states: "The sign, above, was lighted first on the night of Dec. 17, 1913, while 8,000 spectators cheered and Mayor Brand Whitlock made a speech. The sign, built and donated by the Henry L. Doherty Co., new owners of the Toledo Railway & Light Co., was 100 feet long and 50 feet high. It was in three sections: the big locomotive, the slogan, and a lighted lake freighter. A second slogan read: "Where Rail and Water Meet." The sign came down in 1926 when the city offices that occupied the Valentine Building moved out." 


  • Poly/Cotton/Rayon tri-blend heather black t-shirt
  • Ultra soft unisex fitted t-shirt
  • Size Chart
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Deborah W.
United States

You will do better in Toledo

I bought this shirt for my dad who grew up in Toledo but moved away. He said it will be fun explaining the shirt to his neighbors!

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United States United States

Love it

Great shirt. Got a lot of comments when I wore it on a flight to Tampa.

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  • Gender Female
  • Height 5’7”
  • Weight 180
Susan M.
United States United States

Great shirt! Received quickly!

Easy to order, shirt arrived quickly, high quality soft shirt, nice screening. Love it!

Morgan B.
United States United States

Great shirt

Very soft


Comfortable shirt

This shirt is very soft and comfortable and true to size, which is consistent across all Jupmode shirts I own. When I wore this shirt as an OSU student, people would always ask “But will you REALLY do better in Toledo?”, especially people from other major cities in Ohio. I love Toledo, it’s my home and where I grew up, and wearing shirts like these that create conversations allow me to share my passion for my home with people that don’t know much about Toledo. I would definitely be interested in a poster or flag with this design if Jupmode released those products.