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image by Eugene Ipavec, 19 April 2009
Based on: www.arkansasleader.com/newsphotos/03_29_08/Baker.jpg
Jacksonville is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States and a suburb of Little Rock. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city was 30,506, ranking it as the state's 12th largest city, behind Bentonville. It is part of the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area. Jacksonville currently has a population of about 31,190 according to the 2007 US Census.
The city is named for Nicholas and Elizabeth Jackson, landowners who deeded the land for the railroad right-of-way to the Cairo & Fulton Railroad in 1870. The community evolved from the settlement surrounding the railroad depot, eventually incorporating in 1941. In 1941, construction began on the Arkansas Ordinance Plant (AOP), which served as the primary facility for the development of fuses and detonators for World War II. Following the war, AOP ceased operations and the land was sold for commercial interests, including the development of the Little Rock Air Force Base in 1955. Today, portions of AOP still remain including the Arkansas Ordinance Plant Guard House which is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Jacksonville Museum of Military History."
- from Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacksonville,_Arkansas.
The flag is city seal on red background. It can be seen on a flagpole on city's website: www.cityofjacksonville.net. Much clearer photo of the flag can be seen at www.arkansasleader.com/newsphotos/03_29_08/Baker.jpg.
Valentin Poposki, 3 January 2009
The seal has been patriotically comma-free since 1870, and depicts a camo-painted C-130 about to nosedive into the ground as - in the foreground - a steam locomotive heads away from what appears to be the world's largest deciduous tree. In the center, a red star, standing for both Heineken and Communism. Seal is 75% height.
Eugene Ipavec, 19 April 2009