Last modified: 2021-07-10 by rick wyatt
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image by Masao Okazaki, 24 June 2021
Photos of the flag and a description are available on this Waymarking page.
"The flag is of a white field. In the center is a red map of the State of Illinois with a small five pointed star on the center left edge of the map denoting the location of Columbia, Illinois. Superimposed on the map is a black and white drawing of a Bavarian man in lederhosen steadying an orange Alpine Horn. The date - 1859 with small lines above and below appear to the left of the state map; to the right, the date - 2009 with the same small lines above and below. A black circle encompasses all of the above. At the top and around the Circle are the words: "Columbia, Illinois" and below and around the circle are the words: "150th Anniversary · Celebration 2009" in orange."
An image of the large German fellow, which I traced to draw the flag, was obtained from the city's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/knowcolumbia/photos/a.433777038076/10153914887248077
Another image of the seal: https://www.facebook.com/knowcolumbia/photos/10156479845738077
Masao Okazaki, 24 June 2021