Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Shell & Santiago de Compostela

An interesting tidbit … Marcus Samuel, the founder of Shell, adopted the Scallop Shell logo in 1904. It appears there are two reasons for this. 1) The origins of his business involved shipping trinkets, including seashells … which were very popular. 2) A close business associate had a special fidelity to Saint James due to some ancestors who had made the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. So, as the business grew and evolved, Marcus Samuel chose the Scallop Shell to be the company’s trademark.
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While the boys have had long desolate stretches in the past, they are now hitting one town after another. Probably more interesting … more things to see and more people to meet. But, of course, new challenges can come about too ... like finding a place to stay or having to get in line to use a computer, etc....

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