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image located by Valentin Poposki, 12 November 2021
- indicates flag is known.
- indicates it is reported that there is no known flag.
Municipal flags in Colfax County:
Having recently realized a big interest in flags of various sorts, an effort
was made to determine if Cherry County had its own flag. Apparently there is not
one, after searching online details, so a project was started to devise
something properly symbolic.
Several design options were considered, with input from some county residents. A final design was eventually selected, manufactured and recently received after working with a local company that provided great service.
The 3x5 foot flag readily but simply conveys several appropriately notable features in a realistic manner:
An overall background color to convey the idea of sand, as in sandhills.
A red colored frame to indicate the county boundary.
Two sets of six stars to represent 66 which is the number shown on county license plates, and also to refer to the dark skies of a vast landscape.
An oval bordered with rope in respect to a primary tool used on the range by cattle men and women for so many decades.
A cow-calf pair because Cherry County has one of the largest number of them in the U.S.A. No particular breed was depicted because there are a many types of quality cattle present here.
A windmill to recognize the availability of ample and high-quality water for stock and wildlife.
Two representative birds because county lands are a haven for avifauna.
A few little pollinators are shown because they are also an essential aspect of county biodiversity.
The flag was made so the view is the same from either side.
Only five flags were purchased due to the cost, so each is now an immediate collectible. A flag was donated to both the office of the Cherry County assessor and the Valentine Public Library to ensure they could be freely seen by the public.
Valentin Poposki, 12 November 2021