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In the "Daily Courier", 6 March 2006, Mark Hofman reports that Harry Young Cochran, of Connellsville, "has donated a flag from the city's sesquicentennial celebration to the Carnegie Free Library in order for it to be displayed during this year's
Cochran obtained the flag from his father, the late Harry Cochran, an automobile dealership owner who was involved with the sesquicentennial celebration. He provided vehicles for the parade 50 years ago.
The blue and yellow flag comes complete with a star in the center of a circle surrounded by different places and symbols, including coke ovens, the Connellsville Airport, Connellsville High School and Junior High West, Anchor Hocking, the railroads and a barn representing agriculture -- the county and the state's No. 1 industry then and now. The flag also shows the days that the sesquicentennial celebration took place -- Aug. 10 and 16, 1956. The city was founded March 1, 1806, by Zachariah Connell.
Valentin Poposki, 9 March 2006