Port Gibson, Mississippi
Do you remember Red Goose shoes? A bit of research revealed that the St. Louis company began selling shoes to pioneers in 1869. The company was originally called Gieseke-D'Oench-Hayes after it's German founders. Gieseke is German slang for "goose" so the image came naturally. The red came later during the St. Louis World's Fair when stock boys painted the goose on the cartons red. The head of the company liked the idea and trademarked it in 1906. I guess they are still in business to this day.