The logo there was for Valley National Bank, which was headquartered in Phoenix. It said *Progressing with Arizona*. And if you're a history buff, you know that the Progressive Movement began with President Theodore Roosevelt. His *unrealistic optimism* helped build Roosevelt Dam, which has always been the lifeblood of Phoenix. And even though his Progressive Party, sometimes called the *Bull Moose* party, ultimately failed, it's legacy lived on, especially in places like Phoenix, through men like Dwight Heard (yeah, the Heard Museum guy).
|Theodore Roosevelt in 1911 at the dedication of the Roosevelt Dam.|
Unrealistically optimistic, and progressive.