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Scottsdale, Arizona (U.S.)

Maricopa County

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[Flag of Scottsdale, Arizona] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 May 2008
based on image provided by Director of Information and Public Affairs



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City logo

The website at www.scottsdaleaz.gov does not display any municipal heraldry. The logo simply consists of the words 'CITY OF SCOTTSDALE' in large dark gray capitals. To the left of these letters on a pale blue square that fades to white at the bottom is the outline form of a cowboy in slate gray riding a bucking bronco. His left arm is extended and grasps a sombrero, while both his hair and the horse itself are a dark slate gray. There is pale gray shading around the rear of the horse, creating a shadow effect. Beneath the last letters of the word 'SCOTTSDALE' is the word 'ARIZONA' in very small dark gray capitals.
Ron Lahav, 2 May 2004


City Flag

I received an e-mail from the Executive Assistant to Mayor Mary Manross. She informs me that the cowboy on the bronco features as the centrepiece of the municipal flag. He rides his pony on a white square[?] in a blue field, but I was not furnished with any details of the dimensions of the flag, the shade of blue, etc.
Ron Lahav, 6 May 2004


Detail of the seal

image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 May 2008
based on image provided by Director of Information and Public Affairs


Variant of the flag

image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 May 2008
based on image image from www.nava.org

The NAVA American City Flags website shows a variant of this flag, with the blue reaching the rim of the seal.

The NAVA image at www.nava.org/Flag%20Design/City%20Survey%202004/city_flag_photos/Scottsdale.jpg and shown in Kaye (2004) and American City Flags is not identical to the image provided by the city authorities: the shade of blue is lighter, the blue area extends to the rim of the seal, the attitude of the horse is different (raised tail on the NAVA image), and the color of the inner details: black on blue, instead of golden on blue and white, in the NAVA image, while the horse is shown as white in both depictions.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 25 May 2008