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image by Blas Delgado, 2 March 2001
As seen on a flag posted by "edwinart" on eBay, likely a former Tumbling Waters Museum item.
Sky blue field, a very large seal-like design placed between two laurel branches in natural colours; the device has a broad yellow (or gold?) ring bearing black names 'PARKERSBURG' (top) and 'WEST VIRGINIA' (bottom); linked to the ring - somewhat merging with it - is a broad triangular border, one corner down, bearing black but voided words 'PROGRESS' (top), 'INDUSTRY' (left) and 'EDUCATION' (right); this last border encloses a sky blue triangle -also one corner down, of course - bearing two clasped hands, white; the three interstices or areas within the circular rim not taken up by the triangles, or background if you want, are (is) red.
The above emblem is not (or no longer?) the city seal can be seen at www.answers.com/topic/parkersburg-west-virginia and the "Rediscover Parkersburg" filmlets, accessed on the official town page: http://www.parkersburg-wv.com/ offer a final view of a computer generated seal on a blue field.
Jan Mertens, 8 March 2009