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image located by Valentin Poposki, 17 October 2009
The municipal seal is only available in a black and white line drawing on their web page at www.dothan.org. It consists of what appear to be two sheaves of grain forming the outer ring of a concentric circle. At the bottom these sheaves are linked by a thin fimbriation, but there is a small open space at the top, thus making this an imperfect circle. Between the first and second rings of these circles is written OFFICIAL
SEAL in large capitals; this is separated from the bottom of the seal by two dots, and beneath these in smaller capitals are the words CITY OF DOTHAN, ALABAMA. The inner circle is divided into three triangular sections: the section to the left contains a cotton boll, that to the right two interconnected gear wheels, and at the bottom a Lamp of Learning, with a flame issuing from the top. As the depiction of the seal on the Dothan Web Site is in black and white, it is difficult to determine whether the three triangular sections and the devices depicted on them are in fact coloured, although my hunch is that they are. The three devices reflect the traditions of the city - the cotton boll the agricultural tradition, centered around cotton growing; the cogwheels represent the industrial heritage of the city; while the bottom triangle exemplifies the city's commitment to education.
Ron Lahav, 13 February 2004
The flag of the City of Dothan, Alabama, is dark red with a golden application of the city seal on it. Photo of the flag can be seen here: www.flickr.com/photos/geoff0522/3504508767/sizes/o.
Valentin Poposki, 17 October 2009