Fort Collins Goose

Fort Collins Goose

This flying goose, along with the initials FTC, appears on a number of chips made by NCR Microelectronics (formerly National Cash Register) that were common components on motherboards and peripherals in the 1980s. Gene Fusco of LSI Logic has informed us that these initials represent the location of the NCR design and fabrication facility, located in Fort Collins, Colorado (FTC), that designed and built these chips. The entire image is a derivative work of the logo used by the city, which features several geese flying above Horsetooth Rock, a prominent local landmark in the foothills neighboring Fort Collins. This city is also located along the Rocky Mountain Flyway, a path used by migratory birds including the Canada goose, the bird represented in the logo.


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