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Iriondo Department, Santa Fé Province, Argentina

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Cañada de Gómez Municipality

According to the newspaper "La Capital", 30 September 2008, the municipality of Cañada de Gomez has launched a competition for the design of the municipal flag. The competition is open to all inhabitants of Cañada de Gomez.

Ivan Sache, 02 October 2008

Carrizales Municipality

[Municipality of Carrizales flag] image by Ivan Sache, 09 January 2014

The municipality of Carrizales (1,318 inhabitants in 2001) is located 120 km from Santa Fe City.

Carrizales was originally named Carrizales de Medina, for sedge groves ("carrizales") and the Medina family, which was granted the place in 1773. The grant was confirmed by the Governor of the province in 1823 and 1825. The place was subsequently acquired by Pardón, who sold it on 13 November 1882 to Dionisio Aldao. The site of the current downtown of Carrizales was purchased on 9 April 1885 by Rovetto; his neighbours were the farmers José Forchino, Isidoro Escalante and Custodio Fernández, the first settlers of the area.

The Rosario-Díaz railway line was inaugurated in 1886, without a stop in Carrizales. On 13 January 1888, Clarke purchased a plot, which he ceded to the Argentine Central Railway Co. to build a railway station and a village nearby.

The municipality of Carrizales, also known locally as Estación Clarke, or, simply, Clarke, was established on 7 August 1908.

The flag of Carrizales - Estación Clarke is horizontally divided red-light blue-white-light blue-white-light blue-white-red-green (3:1:1:1:12:1:1:1:3). In the middle of the flag is placed an emblem made of a sun charged with a map of Carrizales, crossed by railways and with star marking the location of the settlement. Two green laurel branches are placed beneath the emblem.

White is a symbol of peace, purity and safety.

Red is a symbol of value, courage, joy and passion.

The upper thin stripes recall the national flag, while the lower thin stripes recall the provincial flag.

Green is a symbol of nature, harmony, growth and hope.

The railways recall that the settlement was founded in 1889 near the Clarke railway station.

The laurel recalls the victory of Estanislao López over Juan Lavalle in the Battle of Mío-Mío / Los Carrizales*.

*After the execution of Dorrego (1787-1828), Juan Lavalle (1797-1841) proclaimed himself Governor of Buenos Aires on 1 December 1828. The National convention of the Río de la Plata United Provinces did not recognize the new Governor, neither did the provincial Federalist caudillos. Estanislao López (1786-1838), Governor of Santa Fe, attracted Lavalle's cavalry near Carrizales in a place planted with an herb known as mío-mío / romerillo. Lavalle's riders, not aware that the plant was toxic to horses, found all the horses dead the next morning, and were slaughtered by López' troops.

Ivan Sache, 09 January 2014

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