The Minneapolis Club Crest is a historic piece of the Club’s identity, with symbols derived from many aspects of our proud Midwestern heritage.
The pine tree in the upper left-hand division and the sheaf of wheat in the lower right-hand signify the original sources of the city’s prosperity.
The star, in the upper right-hand compartment, stands for Minnesota, “L’ Etoile du Nord,” while the design in the lower left-hand is the sign manual of Saint Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of Father Hennepin, for whom our Minnesota county is named.
The red cross in the center of the shield, dividing it into four parts, is the Cross of Saint George, significant of the derivation and the basis of American citizenship and tradition. The crest shows the Gopher holding his paw the Moccasin flower.
The next time you see the crest within the club, stop to take it in and appreciate all that it symbolizes.