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image located by Valentin Poposki, 14 October 2011
The Town of Morrison, Wisconsin, celebrated its 150th Anniversary in 2005. In that occasion the Town adopted a flag, designed by Ron and Bev Kiekhaefer.
"The Town of Morrison is in Brown County, Wisconsin. It is centrally located south of Green Bay, north of Manitowoc, and east of Appleton. Morrison is primarily an agricultural town. Morrison has an excellent quality of life with a quiet rural setting, but it is only a short distance from several cities." - from: www.townofmorrison.org
The flag: www.townofmorrison.org/History/1855-2005Page53.pdf
"The new Town of Morrison Flag will be unveiled in its true form at the festival. Ron and Bev Kiekhaefer designed the flag. Here is the meaning behind the design: The colors red, green and white are colors from the flag of Ireland, and represent the early Irish settlers of our township. The colors black, red and gold are from the flag of Germany and represent the early German settlers. The colors were chosen to honor those hardy pioneers. The open crown on the shield is the traditional heraldic emblem for a municipal government. It is colored gold to symbolize the wealth of the land well adapted to agriculture, watered by many creeks and in early years covered by hardwood, pine and cedar. The cross dividing the areas of the shield symbolizes the churches of our township and their important roll in our history. The pine trees represent the logging industry that was a major source of employment for early settlers. Sawmills were established and lumbermen joined hands with the farmers in clearing the land. The cow on the flag represents the dairy industry, which is still important in the township today. The early pioneers' main source of income was from dairy farming. It also represents the cheese factories in the township. At one time there were eight cheese factories in the town that encouraged the farmers to turn their attention to the production of milk. The plow honors pioneer agriculture. It represents early farming and the clearing of the land in the township. The sale of lumber and firewood was an important source of income. The raising of feed crops was of prime importance being raised for sale and also for feed for their animals. Some land was devoted to canning crops such as peas, beans, cucumbers and sweet corn. In the top right quarter of the shield is a picnic table representing the beautiful landscape of our township and the area of Way-Morr Park, which is a gathering place for residents of the township and for all of Brown County. There is also a fireman's helmet and axe, which represents all of the service clubs in the township since its establishment. It also recognizes the pioneers and the significant role they have played to mold our community."
Valentin Poposki, 15 November 2011